A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy thread and fabric.

Jardin De Paxot Group's story

Margarita, 24, is married and has a son who is in school; she herself never went to school. She sews traditional blouses to then sell. She started this business thanks to her mother’s support and now she has 7 years’ experience. She gets help from her husband who works as a day laborer.

She organizes a group to request a loan to buy thread of various colors and types to increase production. She will also buy fabric to combine with the blouses and sell. She wants her business to be stable in the future and to help out her husband. The other group members work in crafts, commerce and animal husbandry.

In this group: Margarita, Juana, Petronila, Tomasa Bernardo, Tomasa, Tomasa, Candelaria, Maria, Juana, Manuela, Rosa, Florentina, Tomasa, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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