A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.

La Buena Amistad Group's story

The “La Buena Amistad" (Good Friendship) group is maD. up of 10 women. One of the members is Olga. She is 45 years old and has three children. Olga lives in Los Olivos and her business is called 'Servicios D. Confecciones Rave' (Rave Dressmaking Services). She has been working in her workshop for more than five years. Olga provides services to different sewing businesses who bring her different garments to make. She started out with only one sewing machine but has gradually increased her capital and her biggest investments to date are the 10 machines that she now owns. She has also been able to build a house and proviD. her children with a good education. Olga would like to have her own line of children's clothes and export her products. She will use her loan to buy another sewing machine so that she can supply the services that her customers are requesting.

*In the photo, Olga is the third person along amongst the members who are standing. She is wearing a purple and white blouse.

In this group: Bertha, Dora Luz, Nora, Olga Iduvina, Istola, Magdalena Lucina, Italo Fernando, Julia Consuelo, Susy Beatriz, Zelza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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