Total loan: $3,075
Tunecas 2 Group
, , Guatemala / Arts
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A loan helped to purchase thread for weaving skirts and traditional girdles.
Tunecas 2 Group's story
Cristina is 27 years old, and is a single mother of two children, one of whom is in school. She was only able to complete six years of elementary school, and currently makes a living weaving artisanal clothing and crafts, specifically skirts and traditional women's girdles known as fajas. Cristina has five years of experience in this craft, a skill she learned while helping her mother with her weavings. Cristina plans to use the support from this loan to purchase various colors and styles of thread for use in weaving fajas and other artistic garments. In the near future, Cristina hopes to expand her business and to employ additional workers to weave skirts and fajas in larger quantities. The other members of the group make a living in similar artisan crafts, as well as raising small farm animals and birds for resale.