A loan of $1,500 helped a member working Capital.


Chopoklaj Group's story

Lidia Marcela is single, and she has a seventh grade education. She has a two year old daughter under her care.

Lidia is a merchant. She buys and sells typical clothing that includes typical blouses and aprons. She has been in this business for five years. Counting on enthusiasm and the help of some neighbors, they organized a group in order to be able to request a loan.

Their Communal Bank's name is "Chopoklaj del Barrio Santa Isabel Momostenango". The name means Facing the White Sand. Their group is comprised of six members who are engaged in different activities. Among their activities is buying and selling quilts, selling costume jewelry, and making plastic baskets.

The loan they are requesting is to increase their capital in order to increase their volume of sales. They hope that their businesses become bigger and more productive.

In this group: Lidia Marcela , Cristobal , Matea , Teresa Margarita , Rosa , Ciriaco Marcos

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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