A loan of $2,575 helped a member to purchase fabrics and threads.

Luceros De Patachaj Group's story

Maria is married, 33 years old, and while she never had the opportunity to receive an education, she has one child who is currently studying. She works embroidering blouses and huipiles, a traditional garment. She started out in this business as an employee and now has 10 years experience. She relies on the help of her husband who works in home construction.

She organized a group in order to apply for a loan which will be used to purchase fabrics and threads of various types and colors. In the future she hopes to have her own shop in the market and to hire workers for her business. The other members also work embroidering blouses and huipiles and making linens and traditional kerchiefs.

In this group: Maria, Gregoria, Lucia, Pascasia, Roberta, Santos Felisa, Celestina, Maria, Margarita, Santos, Mariana Jesus, Santos
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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