A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy thread and traditional materials.

Santa Cecilia Group's story

Candelaria is 52 years old and married. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has 12 children, 2 of which are currently in school.

She works making and selling traditional clothing. She started this business with the help of her children and husband, and has been in operation for 10 years. Her husband also helps by doing odd jobs all around the area where they live.

Candelaria has organized a group in order to ask for a loan to buy thread and traditional materials to make suits that will sell frequently. She hopes someday to have a shop to sell the traditional suits that she makes, and increase her sales to help her husband. The women of this group are all in the same line of work.

In this group: Candelaria, Juana, Maria, Juana Lidia, Maria, Rosa, Francisca, Maria, Roselia Concepcion, Florinda, Francisca, Catarina, Juana, Rosario, Catarina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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