A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy fabric for shirts.

Mujeres Alegres Uno Group's story

Isabel is married, 40 years old, studied 3 years of primary school, and has 7 children of whom 3 are studying. She is a tailor and started this work being a worker with a neighbor. Up to this time she has 18 years of experience. She counts on the support of her husband who is in the same work of dressmaking.

She is organizing a group in order to be able to increase her working capital and production of shirts in different sizes, since she is going to buy fabric of different colors. They hope in the future to have workers and have an assembly plant. The other members are also tailors.

In this group: Isabel, Micaela Celidon, Vicenta Juana, Santos, Maria, Josefa Matul, Bartola Romelia, Magdalena, Bernarda*, Elizabeth Isabel, Veronica Maria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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