A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy raw materials (fabric and thread) for her sewing workshop.

Las Maravillas De Ixtlahuaca Group's story

This group is called “Maravillas D. Ixtlahuaca” (The Wonders of Ixtlahuaca). The name was chosen by the ladies who want to accomplish wonders in their group and be the best. It is located in the state of México and the community is characterized by vegetable sales and by the fact that most residents raise sheep. The group has 10 members and this is their fifth loan request.

Mrs. DOLORES S. F., 34, is a group member. She completed 9th graD. and has three children. One of them is in 7th graD., the other is in 5th graD. and the youngest, who is 8 years old, is in 4th graD.. She is both a housewife and a merchant. She states that her business is vital to be able to handle daily expenses that present themselves.

She has a small sewing workshop where she works Monday through Friday. She has 15 years experience in this line of work. Five years ago she decided to set up her own workshop. Her dedication to the business has created regular customers thanks to the good service and kind treatment they receive. She wants the loan to buy raw materials (fabric, thread and sewing machines) to continue working. She dreams with having a larger establishment some day to obtain higher profits which are a growth opportunity with which to proviD. her children with the best possible quality of life as well as schooling so they can improve themselves.

Observation: the women that aren’t clearly visible are Alejandra M. and Maria M..

In this group: Andrea, Dolores, Reyna, Maria De Lourdes, Eusebia*, Alejandra, Albina, Ana Azucena, Celia, Maria Guadalupe
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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