A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy cloth, sewing machine thread, knitting hoops, needles, and elastics.

Toronjil Huazolo Group's story

This group is called “Toronjil Huazolo” and consists of nine members, all of whom are hardworking women full of hopes and dreams. The following women have left the group because their businesses are no longer functioning: Adelfa, Josefina, Ciria, Modesta, Magdalena, and Aurora. Two women have joined the group, Sra. Castula and Sra. Violeta.

One of the members is Sra. Violeta, who sells blouses and traditional gowns. She is 42 years and a single mother. Even though she does not have a husband, Violeta is a strong woman who always gets what she wants. She has been selling clothes for four years. What she enjoys most about her business is that she can make blouses to her taste and put different colors and designs. She also likes using her sewing machine because she has been drawn to this activity ever since she was a young girl. Violeta has a nine-year-old son named José Miguel who is in elementary school. He likes helping his mother with delivering the clothes she has made and collecting payments. One of Violeta’s dreams is to continue learning new things and also be able to make wedding gowns.

She is requesting a loan to buy more materials such as cloth, sewing machine thread (white and other colors), knitting hoops, needles, and elastics for making women’s blouses. What she likes most is using a knitting machine because it is fun and it has allowed her to learn new things.

The other members of the group are:
• María Divina sells blouses and napkins.
• Liliana sells napkins.
• Nacariza sells napkins.
• Camelia sells napkins.
• Margarita sells napkins.
• Acacia sells blouses.
• Modesta sells blouses and napkins.
• Castula sells napkins.

They are grateful to Fundación Realidad for the support that has been given to them so that they can move forward and succeed in life and in their businesses.

In this group: Maria Divina, Liliana , Nacariza , Camelia , Margarita, Acacia , Modesta, Castula , Violeta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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