A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy weaving materials and supplies.

Las Samaritanas De Xequemeya Group's story

Mrs. Rosario L. L., 39, is married. She has three sons and one daughter. She helps support her family and proviD. a better future for her children. She makes clothes for children and she makes pants. She uses a sewing machine to do the work. Her husband helps her. She has been in this line of work for over 10 years.

Rosario needs to make more items in order to improve sales and thus earn a bit more profits. To do this, she gathered together a group of friends she’s known for over 15 years to form a group because she tries to support not just her family but other people in her village as well.

Each of the women is in a different type of activity, such as: fruit sales, raising animals, bean and tomato farming, clothing manufacture, food sales, etc.

In this group: Cristina , Santos , Cristina , Rosario , Maria Antonieta , María Cecilia , Rosa Ixcoy , Maria , Francisca , María Concepción , Dolores , Felipa , Alejandrina Magdalena , Marta , Santos Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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