A loan of $4,250 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, and zippers for her clothing shop.

Noche Mexicana Group's story

The members of this group continue with their work that they are developing. Señora Alicia is 40 and studied until secondary school. She is a single mother with three children: one small girl and two boys who are in elementary school. The members of the group want to tell Kiva and Visión Fund, "thanks for helping us get ahead and keep supporing the people who need it most." She has a sewing shop. She requested her loan to buy fabric, thread, and zippers to supply her shop and have everything necessary to make police uniforms. She started this business 15 years ago out of need. Her sister showed her how to make the uniforms. She went along saving money and bought three sewing machines. Her business is important because this is how she takes good care of her children. She feels proud when she sees her finished products, that the uniforms and dance outfits turned out nicely, and that her customers are satisfied with her work. She uses her profits to buy food, clothing for her children, and feed for her pigs. She is planning to buy an embroidery machine to make logotypes, which she will buy with her savings and with loans. Her hopes and dreams are to have a large shop, to give jobs to other women in her community, and that her children study and have careers.

In this group: Tita Gloria, Celina, Alicia, Maria Del Rosario, Damariz Fabiola, Maribel, Yeni Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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