A loan of $675 helped handicrafts (purchase of raw material).


Maria Susana's story

Miss María B. is 62 years old and is single. She works in the weaving business, making typical belts for women. She lives with her sisters and they all work in the same business, in a small shop with three looms. She has worked for 18 years in weaving. She lives in the Chirijcaja area of Cantón Poxlajuj in the department of Totonicapán, Guatamala. Currently her clientele’s demand has increased, but her economic conditions aren’t enough for her to increase her capital. It’s for this reason that she came to the ASDIR association to ask for a loan with the intention of buying raw material to increase her sales. She is also hoping to help her family so that they will have better living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelley Maynard



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