A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy traditional clothing for resale.

Piedras De Oro Group's story

Maria Cristina is single and 23-years-old. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She spends her time working at domestic chores as well as reselling traditional clothing, a business she started with a small amount of capital she had saved. Up to this point she has five years of experience.

She decided to organize a group with the goal of requesting a loan that would enable her to expand her working capital for buying traditional clothing: cortes (skirts), güipiles (highly decorated long shifts worn over the corte), sweaters, and fajas (woven belts) to resell them as she would like to see her business better stocked. The other members of the group work in various areas such as business and agricultural production.

In this group: Maria Cristina, Elma, Silvia Elizabet, Juana, Maria Esperanza, Angelina, Herlinda, Dominga, Maria Epifania, Angelica*, Paulina, Leticia Marcelina, Felipa, Rosa, Marcelina, Maria, Isabel Rigoberta
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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