A loan of $575 helped a member to make woven items.

La Tinajita Group's story


CELESTINA P. C., 40, makes hand woven guipiles (regional, indigenous blouse). She also has two pedal looms that she uses to make napkins. She has a young woman who helps her. She has been in this line of work for 20 years. She doesn’t sell her items in Comalapa; she goes to another place in order to sell. However, in this end of year season that is approaching she has many pending orders and this is why she’s asking the Fundación for a loan to get raw materials for her items.

ESTELA S. C., 25, is single. She sells guipiles, too. She has her tools but she also hand weaves them and needs funds to buy raw materials for hand woven guipiles in order to earn other profits.

MARIA BERTILA S. C. has two daughters in school. They are still little but they help her with the business. She sells daily use items and needs the loan to stock her store with more products because the store is small and customers ask for more items. She also makes hand woven items to help her husband with family expenses and to obtain a better life.

In this group: Maria Bertilia , Estela , Celestina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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