A loan of $375 helped to buy thread and cloth of different colors, embroidery hoops, and ribbons for making coats and huipiles.

Dominga's story

Dominga is 36, and has been selling handicrafts for eight years. She really likes to weave and decorate cloths with flowers. She is happily married to Rafael, 37. They have three children: two daughters, Yareli 11, and Dayana, one year and four months, and a son Rafael who is six.

She is happy because the people who visit the village like her work, since she does it for her customers lovingly.

One of her dreams is make her business larger to earn more profits, and give her children a better future. She asked for the loan to buy more thread and cloth of different colors, embroidery hoops, and ribbons, for making coats and huipiles (traditional garment, consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth that is folded and stitched at the sides).

One of the things she likes best about her business is weaving and embroidering, as from the time she was small, she learned it with her mother's help. Now Dominga is teaching her daughter Yareli to weave and embroider. She thanks God for all he has given her, for the support of the Foundation and her family's support, so that she can continue doing what she likes best, which is weaving and embroidering.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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