A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy materials to make indigenous clothing.

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Luis is a 33-year-old single man who works with his parents to manufacture traditional indigenous clothing in Otavalo, Ecuador. He and his parents sell their clothing at the weekly arts and crafts fair in Otavalo. Luis describes himself as an easy-going guy who gets along with everyone. He is very hardworking and when he was young he used to earn money by working in the construction trade. A few years ago, he decided to help his mother, Maria, and his father, Jose, with their weaving business. Luis began weaving the traditional scarves, belts, and shirts, that the indigenous people of Ecuador wear.

Luis is requesting a loan to buy raw materials for his family's business. The three of them are hoping that this loan will help them put food on the table and provide the family with a decent income. Luis dreams of one day being able to return to school so that he can continue to move ahead in life, and has high hopes that his earnings will enable him to do so in the future.

In this group: Luis, Maria, Jose

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