A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy quadrille fabric, yarn, thread, etc.

El Mirador Group's story

El Mirador Group had worked previously with the institution, only there were more members and they met every time they made a payment. This time there are fewer people, but all of them are very responsible. The members decided on the name, which they chose because they all know a ranch called El Mirador.

Julia, 41, is the group representative. She has been married to Valentín for 22 years and together they have formed a family with two children, one of whom is a student. Julia has made a living for 14 years doing embroidery on napkins, textiles, etc.

Julia commented: "I started my job because my children were my motivation. They were studying, and often there wasn't enough money to pay for all the household expenses. I had to learn alone; also because my mother embroidered." Her only difficulty is the lack of material because when she has orders to deliver she needs money. Thanks to the loan from the institution, however, she'll be able to deliver her embroidery on time.

Julia's goal is for her son to finish his professional program so he can have a better quality of life.

The members are Antonia, Marcelina, and Julia, who also make a living in embroidery. They comment that this is what they do most in their community because often their handiwork is bought as wedding mementos.

In this group: Julia , Marcelina , Julia, Maria Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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