A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy sweets, and thread and fabric to make traditional clothing.

Mujeres Trabajando Group's story

This group is called Mujeres Trabajando and is made up of thirteen hardworking women who work selling and making traditional clothing. One of the members of this group is Honoria, a 66-year-old woman. She is a hardworking and happy woman who has worked since she was little and has learned how difficult it is to have food to eat.

She works selling sweets, from the cheapest to the most expensive. She goes to parties in her community so her fellow community members can buy sweets from her. She tells us that she likes selling her sweets a lot because it gives her good profits. She has worked selling sweets for ten years.

She requested the loan to buy more candy, and thread and fabric to make traditional clothing. She very much likes to weave but what she most likes, and it is her life, is selling candy because it pleases her a lot to sell her candy in the streets of her community.

The other members of the group are Sofía, Francisca Felisa, Alba, Eloína, Sebastiana Hermila, Victoria María, Emilia, Catalina, Sofía Honoria, Dominga, and Julia Lucía, who sell traditional clothing; and Gabriela, who sells groceries and traditional clothing. They are grateful to the foundation for the support it gives to hardworking women who want to improve their lives and those of their families, and to dress themselves and their compatriots in traditional outfits with Mexican labor.

In this group: Sofia, Francisca Felisa, Alba, Eloina*, Sebastina Hermila, Honoria, Victoria Maria, Emilia, Catalina, Sofia Honoria, Dominga, Julia Lucia, Gabriela
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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