A loan of $575 helped a member to buy fabric and thread.

Las Gladiolas De Palacantun Group's story

Josefina Bernabela is a widowed mother. She is 41 years old and has a second grade education. She has two children who attend school and she is an artist who embroiders typical blouses. She began as a worker with a neighbor and now has 10 years’ experience.

She joined a group so that she could request a loan that she will use to buy fabrics and thread to have more supplies on hand to produce blouses. She wants to leave this business to her daughter in the future. The rest of the group’s members also make embroidered blouses.

In this group: Carolina Josefa, Josefina Bernabela, Hilda Magdalena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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