A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy supplies for needlework.

Mujeres Con Futuro Group's story

The group, “Mujeres con Futuro” (Women with a Future) is made up of six hardworking and very responsible women from the same community. The community is located atop a hill. They selected this name because they’ve been working with the institution for a long time and they have all prospered in their businesses. They consider themselves to be survivors, so they selected this name.

Marisol represents the group and is 28 years old. She’s been married to Anastacio for nine years and they have three children, 8 year old David who’s in third grade, 6 year old Leonardo Daniel who’s in first grade, and 3 year old Romania who does not go to school yet. Anastacio works as a merchant.

Marisol knits things like vests, sweaters, and also sews napkins and tablecloths. This time she is asking for this loan to buy knitting needles, thread, sewing needles, adornments, and accessories.

Her challenge is that there are days where she doesn’t have enough money to fill all of her pending orders, so many times she has to backorder them. It’s also difficult for her to find the raw materials at good prices. She prefers buying her products in quantity because they’re less expensive. One of her goals is to have a shop where she can show her embroidery and knitting. She would also like to teach other people to knit and embroider.

All of the members are very happy and grateful and say, “Thanks to the loans, we are able to invest into our businesses. I, Margarita, will buy toys to resell; I, Talalia will buy beauty products; I Maridalia will buy gloves, hats, and scarves for the cold season; I, Karina will invest in a grocery store; and I, Alicia will invest in chickens.”

In this group: Margarita, Marisol, Karina, Natalia Reyna, Maridalia, Alicia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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