A loan of $3,950 helped a member to purchase wool, yarn and other materials needed for her creations..

Lider De Defensores Group's story

For several years, María has been creating artisanal garments. She enjoys her work because it feels good when she creates new designs. When she fist started it was just a hobby, and she gradually improved by taking courses and training herself in order to find better jobs and ensure that her creations are of good quality. After being encouraged by her friends, María started to offer her products for sale, particularly clothes, most of which are shirts, dresses and sweaters for children.

Her business has given her great satisfaction and among other things she was able to buy some furniture for her home and cover some of her family expenses. In future she would like to have a larger place that she can convert into a workshop to make her products and sell directly to the public. María is part of the communal bank “LIDER DE DEFENSORES” and she will use the loan to purchase wool, yarn and other materials needed for her creations.

María is the 5th lady from the right, wearing glasses.

In this group: Maria Artemia, Nazario*, Carmen Raquel, Lilia Magaly, Socorro, Carmen, Nilda Segunda, Alfreda Manuela, Dora Elsa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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