A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy fabric and thread to embroider.

El Limon (Flat) Group's story

This group is from a place called Paraje Ajilho where everyone in the community belongs to the same religion and where the feast day of Saint Andrew is celebrated in November. María was interviewed. She’s 24-years-old and married to Eduardo, 28, who is a farmer. They have three dependent children: Jorge Antonio, 8, Erika Araceli, 6, and 13-month-old Héctor Eduardo.

She is a housewife who requested the loan to buy unbleached cotton to embroider. She’s been doing this work for ten years and comments that she does very well with it. Her income has improved very much. Since she’s worked since she was little it’s not difficult for her to earn her own income and support her family. She relates that she learned to embroider when she was little because her mother also is in the same occupation; this is how women in this community support their families. What she wants most from her activity is to be able to continue forward and to use profits she earns to buy a machine to sew the blouses.

The people who make up this group are: Juana who sews unbleached cotton blouses, Candelaria who will buy unbleached cotton to embroider blouses and Manuela who will buy thread, unbleached cotton to embroider and make unbleached cotton blouses.

In this group: Maria, Juana, Candelaria , Manuela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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