A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy ribbon, fabric, paint, aluminum and brushes.


Uniendo Fuerzas Group's story

Marcela’s a member of the “Uniendo Fuerzas” (Uniting Strength) communal bank which has 7 responsible, hardworking members; Marcela is group President. She’s 42 years old, separated and has two children that she still supports. With the wish to improve she started her own business making crafts like ribbon embroidery, aluminum embossing, painting on glass, among others. She works based on prior customer orders. The business has benefitted her because she tells us that with the skills learned she also teaches crafts classes thus earning extra household income. Thanks to this business she’s been able to improve her family’s quality of life.

In order to continue improving, she’s asked for a loan to buy ribbon, fabric, paint, aluminum and brushes to make her crafts. Marcela’s wish is to equip a space at home where she can display her manual arts.

The “Uniendo Fuerzas” communal bank is grateful for the loan granted and commits to continue working well. Marcela appears in the center of the group wearing a white blouse printed with flowers. We have inserted Yemima’s photo in the group photo.

In this group: Victoria Maria, Yemima Tania, Estela Luz, Mari Luz, Marcela, Margarita Geovana, Danty*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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