A loan of $950 helped a member to buy thread and dyes in different colors.

San Isidro Group's story

Teresa (the one in the center of the picture) is 57 years old, and she lives in Sololà together with her husband and their 7 children, 1 of whom is going to school. They support each other to contribute to the family’s economy.
She engages in creating different kinds of decorative motifs using the same thread generally employed to weave “jaspeado”, a typical female dress worn in her community. A few years ago she was working for some time for people who knew how to do this job and that is how she learned it.
She is economically independent, as she has been working investing her own capital for 2 years. Seeing that she earns good money, she wants to keep on investing working capital in her activity to keep on creating this type of product.
She represents this group and she is requesting a loan to expand her activity by buying thread and dyes she will use for her products. The other members (the other two women at each side of the picture) engage in selling casual clothes, and they will use a part of this loan to buy more kinds of clothes to expand their retailing activities.
These three ladies have a goal: to keep on investing and to run a bigger activity in the future, in order to earn more money for their families.

In this group: Teresa , Adriana , Cristina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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