A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy thread and cloth to make table cloths and huipiles [traditional indigenous blouses].


Bordadoras De Tete Group's story

This group is called Las Bordadoras de Tete [The Embroiderers of Tete]. It's members decided to name the group that because all of them are dedicated to their town and their craft. They make their living making and embroidering table cloths and huipiles [traditional indigenous blouses].

One of the members of the group is Estela who makes her living making and selling napkins, table cloths and huipiles. Estela tells us that she has made table cloths and napkins for ten years. Her favorite part of her business is weaving and drawing the flowers on to the cloth so that her table cloths are brighter and catch the eye of her customers.

She is happily married to Fidencio who is proud of her because she is an artisan and a hard worker. She makes her living each day with her creativity and her effort. She has three children. Edgar is eight years old, Jennifer is five years old, and Herminio is three years old. They help their mother by cutting the thread and passing her the wooden sticks to tighten the cloth.

She requested this loan to purchase more threads in colors and cloth both in white and colors.

The members of the group are:
María who makes a living making napkins and table cloths;
Socorro who makes a living selling napkins and table cloths;
Lucia who makes a living selling cloth napkins and napkins;
Estela who makes a living selling napkins and table cloths;
Justina who makes a living selling napkins, table cloths, and huipiles;
Eladia who makes a living selling napkins, table cloths, and huipiles;
Felicitas who makes a living selling napkins, table cloths, and huipiles;
Margarita who makes a living selling table cloths and huipiles;
Catalina who makes a living selling table cloths and napkins;
Adelina who makes a living selling napkins and table cloths.

They thank the foundation for it's support of the people who create their own merchandise with their creativity and Mexican goods.

In this group: Socorro, Lucia , Estela, Justina Zenaida, Maria , Elaidia , Felicitas , Margarita , Catalina , Adelina , Mariana *
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters


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