A loan of $675 helped purchase yarn for her weaving machines.

Angelina's story

Angelina G. Tucupa, 29, makes the wide woven shawls that women here use as baby carriers. She uses a mechanical weaving machine. The shawls are called trajecitos in Spanish.

With the weaving machine she and her husband can make 30 dozen in one month, making a profit of about US$.70 on each item. They deliver them to a reseller in Guatemala City for resale. She and her husband turned to Friendship Bridge for credit in order to increase their output, which is on track and they are accomplishing their objectives in this second cycle of credit. Now that they have more working capital they can purchase in bulk and have the material they need for their weaving.

Angelina and her husband have 6 children under the age of 10, and the kids that should be in school are studying. She herself completed only the second grade.

Here is a video of the paperwork meeting that Angelina attended to apply for this loan.

Written by Nancy Lewis and Randy Fay, Kiva Fellows

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