A loan of $2,300 helped a member to buy wool and materials for sewing shawls.

Las Viejas Amigas Group's story

Justa leads the group "las viejas amigas" which has members from the same region. Justa works at home and has a small workshop where her husband works making and repairing shoes. She also sews woven wraps and shawls, which she sells in local markets, including Ceja D. el Alto, one of the city's largest. With this credit, she will buy wool and materiel for sewing, to satisfy growing demand for custom garments. Justa is grateful for the access to credit and hopes eventually to proviD. for her children and to buy a small plot of land to constuct her own home.

In this group: Justa Justina, Erlinda, Elvira, Maria Margarita, Efrain Americo, Araceli, Carmen Julia, Mikaela, Reyna

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta

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