A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy a machine.

Las Rancheritas Group's story

María Elvira, 29, is married. She completed the six grades of elementary school. She has four children attending school. She is a clothes maker. She started this work with a simple machine and now has six years’ experience.

She organizes a group to request a loan that she’ll use to buy a sewing machine and improve her textiles. In the future she’d like to own several machines to improve production. The other members sew clothes and raise animals.

In this group: Maria Elvira, Santos Isabel, Maria Magdalena, Alicia Yohana, Catarina Florinda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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