A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase a ball of yarn and dyes for making woven cloth.


Avila Group's story

Marima is the representative of the group AVILA. She is doing well, as is her large family. Marima is married and the mother of eight children. The oldest is 21 years old and the youngest is three. Seven of her children attend school, and she has 10 dependents in all. Marima has been a weaver and seller of woven cloth for 22 years. She purchases her supplies from the SIAO and at the Nabi Yaar market. Her customer base is made up of her neighbors and other townspeople. Her previous loan went well. She wants to use her current loan to purchase a ball of yarn and dyes. With the income she earns, Marima wants to strengthen her business and help pay for family expenses with her savings. Her long-term goal continues to be opening a training center.

In this group: Mariama, Adama, Y Juslene, Banyama, Salamata
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Jane Coe



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