A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy fabric to make women's trousers.


Las Uvas 1 Group's story

This group is called "LAS UVAS 1" because in the home of one of the members, where they have their meetings, there are several green grape plants and the house is known as "The House of Grapes". It is located in Puebla, México. The group is comprised of nine members. Mrs. Estela, a member of the group, is 35, has a secondary education, and has been running a clothing business for ten years. She has two children.

She is requesting a loan to buy fabric to make women's trousers. Her customers recommend her often because of the quality and design of her products. She is happy to receive this loan and to have to opportunig to expand her business by buying more fabric to increase production and distribution. She wants to expand her customer base so she can employ neighbors in her community and help them get started. She plans to use the income from her business to give her children a better lifestyle so one day they can be successful professionals.

In this group: Estela, Clara, Sara, Maria Del Carmen, Lourdez, Graciela, Ana Maria, Ma Del Carmen, Varcelia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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