A loan of $4,125 helped a member operating capital to acquire materials used in making beaded fabrics & sashes.


Las Artesanas Paquip Group's story

Doña Catarina V. P. is 34 years old, married, and has four children under her care. She earns her living by making beaded fabrics and sashes that are traditional for the region. Catarina has been selling in bulk and in small amounts for 12 years and she wants to improve the quality of her products. She and a few of her relatives decided to organize a group with other neighbors in the community to request a loan that will increase the capital of each member and help generate more income for their respective families. The members of the group are involved in different types of business activities which incluD. making beaded sashes, selling bread, making traditional embroidered blouses, and buying cattle to raise.

This group consists of eleven individuals who resiD. in the neighborhood of Paquib Santa Clara La Laguna. They hope to improve their earnings.

In this group: Candelaria , Juana , Marìa Antonieta , Paulina , Marìa Florinda , Catarina , Sandra Marybel , Ana , Nicolasa , Marìa Elena , Santos Leocadia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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