A loan of $4,525 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.

Banco Mujer Tayipa Kame Group's story

Marisol is the leader of the "Tayipa Kame" bank, a group made up of nine indigenous women from the Talamanca area of Limón. The group name is written in the women's indigenous language and means "Working Women". Marisol is 33 years old, married, and has two children. Two years ago she did a training course on dressmaking and now works making clothes to order. This is Marisol's second loan and she is feeling very motivated as she has found a way to contribute to household costs and to have financial independence. This new investment will be used to buy a new sewing machine in order to improve the quality of her clothing items and to speed up production. Marisol has many dreams but her medium-term objective is to convert a room in her house into a dressmaking workshop.

In this group: Marisol , Josefa, Sharon, Grettel, Angelita, Aryerie, Emeida, Delfina, Selfida

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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