A loan of $1,725 helped a member to purchase thread, cotton, rings, needles etc., for producing woven bags and napkins.

Sanlo Group's story

The name of this group is Sanlo, and it is made up of a group of craft workers who are full of dreams and desire to progress and succeed in the future. The majority of members make bags and napkins, and they chose their group name as it characterizes their area and culture.

One of the group's members is 27-year-old Leticia who is happily married to Paul, 28. They have three children - one daughter (age 11) and two sons. Leticia works hard to give her children a better life, so that they can study away from home as there is no college where they could obtain a degree in their town.

Leticia sells handicrafts such as woven bags, napkins and traditional tunics. She has had this business for about ten years, and what she likes best about it is embroidery, which she has enjoyed since childhood. Leticia's mother taught her how to embroider, and how to combine cheerful colors to make her napkins look attractive.

One of Leticia's dreams is to have a dressmaking school where she can teach people to embroider clothes, which is another of her passions that enriches her life.

Leticia has asked for this loan to buy more material for producing bags and napkins, such as colored threads, bleached and colored cotton, needles and rings to tighten the fabric, and embroidery hooks.

She thanks the foundation for the support they have offered to help change her life, provide a better future and enable her family to live better. Thanks to the foundation, families in needy communities have received help.

The other members that make up the group are:

Valentina, who makes traditional tunics, bathrobes, napkins and tablecloths.
Jose M., who makes cheese and sells milk.
Antonacia, who makes traditional tunics, towels and bathrobes
Beatrice, who makes napkins, bathrobes and tunics.
Bufemia, who makes traditional tunics, towels and bathrobes
Virginia, Mary, Maria Lourdes and Mary Agnes, who make napkins and tablecloths.

They thank the foundation for the support, and for caring about those who want to make better lives for themselves.

In this group: Valentina, Jose, Leticia, Antonia, Beatriz, Bufemia, Virginia, Maria, Maria Lourdes, Maria Ines

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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