A loan of $650 helped a member purchase materials to fulfill customer orders.

Yo Tengo Fe Group's story

Dulce María T. J. is 38 years old and the coordinator for the group “Yo Tengo Fe” (I Have Faith). She owns a modest tailoring shop where she manufactures high quality products.

Fifteen years ago, Dulce learned her trade working as a seamstress at a textile factory. When she decided to work on her own, she had the support of her family (her husband and children, ages 22 and 19). They made the decision to build Dulce her own workshop where she could use her knowledge to get ahead.

Today her goal is to acquire industrial machines and replace the pedals on her existing equipment. She started her business with her own money. Due to the economic crisis in Honduras, she recently lost 14,000 Nicaraguan córdobas on merchandise she exported (due to the exchange rates). Through saving and discipline, she has been able to recover from that loss.

Darling T. buys fruits and vegetables in Masaya and sells them in Matagalpa. She brings back with her beans that she sells in Masaya in order to increase her earnings. Lorenzo owns a nursery where he buys and sells plants.

In this group: Dulce María , Darling Yohana , Lorenzo Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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