A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy thread for huipiles.

El Jocote De Xexac Group's story

Lucia is married and 27 years old. She didn't have the chance to go to school. She has 3 children, 2 of whom are in school. She sells fabrics and huipiles [an item of traditional clothing]. She started this business with her sister's help and has 6 years experience so far. She has her husband' support, as he is a merchant as well.

The group has organized to asl for a loan which it will use to buy huipil fabric and improve the amount of things to sell, since she has to prepare the huipiles that she sells. She hopes in the future to have more income and a more stable business. The other members of the group are merchants.

In this group: Lucia, Micaela, Maria, Juana, Martina, Josefa, Isabel, Rosa, Manuela, Josefa, Petronila Jorge, Candelaria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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