A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy blacksmithing materials, milk, and cosmetics.

San Juditas Group's story

Ilda A. N. lives in Coapilla in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. She is married to Eliecer Sánchez and together they have two sons: Kevin, 9, and Marvin Mauricio, 7, who is called Mauri. Ilda is very proud of them and the reason she works is to provide for them as they grow. Ilda works in her home and is requesting a loan so that she can buy materials for a blacksmith workshop where doors, windows, and gates are made. Her husband has worked as a blacksmith for the past eight years and this loan will support him so they can increase their family's income.

She says that their profits from the workshop will be invested in buying more materials so that her husband is not limited with his work and can make more each day and be able to repay the loan. Ilda dreams for the workshop's business to grow day by day and to have savings to support her sons so that they can go to school and find a job so they can support themselves.

Ilda forms part of a group that was created by Maria Gloria, who is the group representative. They joined together to be able to apply for loans. The group is called San Juditas because they have a figurine of San Judas which brings luck to their businesses. The members of the group include: 1. María Ilda A. N., who will use the loan to buy materials for a blacksmith workshop; 2. Esther Sánchez Pérez, who makes cheese and will use the loan to buy mik; and 3. María Gloria Rodríguez Sánchez, who will use the loan to buy cosmetics such as lipsticks, perfumes, creams, etc.

In this group: Maria Ilda, Esther, Maria Gloria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Sindewald

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