A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy fabric and sport shirts.


Reyna De Los Angeles Group's story

Mary, 45, is a member of Reyna de los Ángeles Group. She lives with her partner and has a 21-year-old son who works and goes to school. Mary began with her business 20 years ago. Her husband left his job in a company so they could make a living working together. This is how they started making caps and various sports souvenirs.

Their main customers are people who go to stadiums. They sell their products themselves and make a living in sales. Mary's happy about her business, especially when sales are good.

With the loan she's going to buy fabric to continue making garments and she'll also buy sports polo shirts, which are in great demand among her customers.

Her biggest dream is to make a living sewing polo shirts. For now she's not doing it because it's a major investment, but she hopes to do it very soon.

Mary's grateful for her job, which allows her better finances for her household. She's also very grateful to the Kiva lenders, who allow her and her group to get their loan.

*Mary's the first in line, wearing a black sweater. On the left side is Sra. Nelly, who is wearing a pink jacket and has a black purse.

In this group: Antonieta , Nelly , Felicitas , Mary Raquel , Liz Magali

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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