A loan of $3,775 helped a member construction materials for sewing workshop.

Los Alcatraces De Peña Group's story

This group decided to call themselves Los Alcatraces de Peña (The Lilies of Peña) because they all agree that calla lilies ("alcatraces") are beautiful and the women identify with them. They added "de Peña" because they live in Monte de Peña.

Maria S. G. is the group's treasurer. She is 42 years old, married, and has two children: one is 9 years old and the other is 19. For 22 years she has made bags, backpacks and suitcases. She has a little room in her house where she keeps her sewing machines and the material for making the backpacks. Maria is asking for a loan to set up a space for her sewing workshop where she can put more machines and therefore increase her production. She is thinking about using the extra earnings to finish putting flooring in her house and to buy clothes for her children.

In this group: Araceli, Alejandra, Maria, Catalina, Sarai, Heriberta, Maria Eugenia, Lina, Maria Guadalupe, Marisol*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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