A loan of $450 helped to buy raw materials for making traditional weavings.

Maria Floritcelda's story

Maria Floritcelda is 31 years old, married and has four children. She makes a living making huipiles [traditional blouses worn by Maya women]. She also has two people that help her in making the huipiles because she already has orders to deliver.

She started making a living this way because she saw that she needed to help her husband with the household expenses because her husband is a pastor in the evangelical church. As they have four children, they want to let them study so that in the future they will have a better life. The business also gives her the opportunity to help others, to give them a job. This is why she needs another loan, to buy raw materials to continue with her business.

She thanks FAPE and Kiva for the help they offer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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