A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy clay, firewood, and glaze for making casserole dishes and pots.

San Marcos Group's story

Sra. Saturnina is 33 years old and in a common-law relationship with her husband. They have a 14-year-old son who is not in school. Saturnina makes pottery, such as casserole dishes and cooking vessels. She is requesting her loan so that she can buy clay, firewood, and glaze. Saturnina learned this business 20 years ago as a young woman from her grandparents who worked with clay. She watched and learned how these items were made. Her business is important because it enables her family to get ahead. The money from her business sales pay for food and reinvestment into her business. She feels proud whenever her products, such as casserole dishes and pots, turn out to be beautiful. Her husband and children help with the clay.

Saturnina's business is well-known because of the quality of the products she makes in her community. She will use her earnings to pay for all of the food her family consumes every day and part of the money will be used to buy sheets of cardboard to use around the house. Saturnina is happy with the loan she will receive so that she can buy the materials for her work.

The members of this group would like to tell Kiva and Fundación Realidad, "Thank you for these loans. Thank you for your support because we are able to move forward with our businesses and our families."

In this group: Saturnina, Victor , Marina, Columba

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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