A loan of $1,125 helped a member working capital.

Las Margaritas 2 Group's story

Doña Isabel Martínez M. is married, and cannot read and write. She has six children, four of whom are married, and the other two still live at home. For the past ten years she has earned her living by handcrafting shirts. She relates enthusiastically how some neighbours got together to form a group and seek a loan.

The group is called Las Margaritas 2 (Daisies) and is comprised of six women who have a variety of jobs such as making sweaters and pants, and raising farm animals. Isabel will use her share of the loan to buy materials for her business and thus increase her sales. One of the problems of running a business has been the lack of capital.

In this group: Isabel, Isabel, Catarina, Isabel, Santos, Josefina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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