A loan of $350 helped to buy fabric to embroider and weave.


Maria Ines's story

My name is Ines, and I am from the San Francisco Tlachichilpa community.

I embroider napkins and sometimes I make jackets for babies or skirts for women. I have always weaved and embroidered. My mother taught me, and it is now like a habit to be weaving. I sell the things that I make.

For example, I sell tablecloths the most. They cover the entire table, and they look pretty as decorations.

I am requesting a loan to make tablecloths and embroideries, to make napkins, and to sell them to earn money.

My wish is that as I make embroidery it sells. It is a little difficult to sell what I make because a lot of people know how to embroider, and they do so regularly. But, it now appears that a lot of people like it and are drawn to woven goods.

I have 11 children who are now married. I live alone because I am a widow. The house in which I live is my own.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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