A loan of $1,525 helped a member purchase an industrial sewing machine.

Chimarchaj 2 Group's story

Maura Francisca is married. She is 27 years old and she finished six years of elementary education. She has five children and three of them are studying. She makes garments to order. She started this work when she was 15 years old and she now has 12 years of experience. She has help from her husband who does the same type of work.

She decided to organize a group in order to solicit a loan that will be used to purchase an industrial sewing machine. With this she can increase her productivity. In the future, she hopes to have a small factory. The other members in the group raise animals, make garments and sell spare parts.

In this group: Maura Francisca, Virgen, Feliciana, Lucia Clara, Santos, Juana Dilma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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