A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase embroidery thread.


Las Creativas Group's story

Ana Maria is the treasurer of the "Las Creativas" communal bank. She is a single mother with one school-aged son. She works making handicrafts and has begun making a wider variety of products. These incluD.: embroidered cloths, pictures and artificial flowers, among other things. Additionally, she teaches other women the art of embroidery and handicrafts. Her students are then able to start their own businesses and earn a living for themselves.

Ana Maria has requested this loan in order to purchase new embroidery thread. This will allow her to fill some outstanding orders.

(Ana Maria appears in the foreground of the photo, wearing blue jeans).
(*) Communal bank member, Telesforo A. M., was not present for the photo because he was away on a trip. His wife stood in for him. She is the first person to the left in the photo. She is seated and is dressed in black.

In this group: Ana Maria, Eva Amalia, Telesforo*, Iraida Ruth, Hormecinda Nelida, Ana Maria, Zoila Victoria, Cristina Olga, Carmen Luisa, Silvia Karina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nina Fink



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