A loan of $3,425 helped a member to purchase materials for embroidering sashes.

Mujeres Triunfadoras De Chopuerta Group's story

Silvia Violeta is married, 42 years old, and has 6 years of elementary school education. She has 8 children, 4 of whom attend school. She is a homemaker and has a crafts business making traditional sashes. She began this business five years ago with a little bit of savings. She has the support of her husband, who is a carpenter and merchant.

She decided to organize a group to request a loan that will be used to purchase raw materials such as different types and colors of thread to make more sashes. The other members of the group have businesses in agriculture, commerce, and crafts.

In this group: Rosa, Paulina, Maria Aracely, Marcelina Odilia, Olga Elena, Paulina Alicia, Santos Inocente, Josefa, Susana Isabel, Silvia Violeta, Angela Delfina, Marcelina Maribel, Maria, Silvia Elvira

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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