A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy an industrial sewing machine.

Sija Group's story

Julia Isabel, 31, studied through 6th graD.. She has two children, one of whom is in school. She is is an artisan who makes garments, shirts, pants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. She started this business when she was 25 and now has 5 years of experience. Her husband, who works in home construction, supports her.

She decided to organize a lending group so that she could request a loan that will be used to buy an industrial sewing machine because she wants her business to have all of the necessary tools to work efficiently. The other group members raise animals, sell grains and atol [a drink maD. of corn], and sell clothing.

In this group: Santos Francisca, Julia Isabel, Lucia, Julia Hernandez, Beatriz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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