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Total loan: $325

María Elena

Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase thread to make traditional clothing.

María Elena's story

Maria is a mother who strives hard to provide her family with better living conditions. She says that, thanks to the past loan, she made an investment in her business which, luckily is going better and better for her. With the desire to continue strengthening her business, she asks for another loan and will invest it in the purchase of more thread products in different colors to continue offering her customers a variety of styles of traditional guipiles [blouses].