A loan of $3,200 helped a member purchase thread and fabric for the embroidery of petticaots.

Amistad Group's story

Martha is 43 year old. She is married and has an 8 year old child who attends school. She is a woman who struggles to get ahead in the face of life’s obstacles. She is a member of the Amistad Communal Bank. She is renewing her loan as she demonstrated punctuality and responsibility in her last loan cycle.

Currently, she embroiders petticoats for the traditional clothing worn in the region. She is requesting the loan to purchase thread, fabric, and other materials. In the future, she wishes to export the petticoats out of the country. This will enable her to increase her income and provide a better quality of life for her family.

The client is located in the upper part of the photograph, dressed in sky blue clothing.

In this group: Martha, Mercedes Giovana, Carmen Rosa, Zenon David, Edmundo Daniel, Hilda, Rocio, Mercedes Silvia, Geraldine Naysha, Dennis Eduar

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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