A loan of $4,075 helped a member for working capital.

Las Samaritanas Group's story

Ms. Elena is married, has five children, and is a weaver. This work has been of great benefit to her, because this way she has been able to defray her personal and familial costs. Her art is making traditional skirts. She is the president of the "Las Samaritanas" communal bank, which is maD. up of 14 women who are also artisans who work as weavers. They organized in order to support themselves, to help themselves to get a loan, and to increase each of their capital. The principal objective of the group is to improve their businesses and to sell wholesale, as this will guarantee a better future for their children.

In this group: Sebastiana Angela, María Josefina, Elena Noemí, Santos Margarita, Gregoria Marcelina, Julia Alejandrina, Azucena Ana, Angelica Nicanora, Esther Josefa, María Candelaria, María Nicolasa, Juana Narcisa, Marcela, Josefina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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