A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy thread to make huipiles and sutes.

La Masheñita Paxot Group's story

Tomasa is a 31 year old married woman who didn't have the chance to go to school. She has 1 son who is in school and works weaving huipiles and sute [articles of traditional clothing]. She started this business thanks to her mother's support and so far, she has 10 years experience. She has the support of her husband, who is a laborer.

The group organized the loan to use to buy different colors and types of thread to increase production of huipiles and sutes (sutes are wraps to swaddle babies or they can also be used as napkins when they are small). She hopes to improve her business and her income. The other members work as weavers and merchants.

In this group: Rafaela, Tomasa, Lucia Cuin, Tomasa, Tomasa Bernardo, Josefa, Tomasa, Manuela, Candelaria, Sebastiana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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