A loan of $5,175 helped a member to buy materials and have her own business.


Chicualense Group's story

Maria is 27, and a single mother. She did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has a son, who does not go to school yet. She makes traditional woven cloth and huipiles (embroidered dresses). She started this work when she was 18 years old, but has four years experience having her own weaving business.

She is organizing a group so that she can apply for a loan which will help her buy materials such as thread, as well as pay for labor, so that she can make woven cloth and huipiles. She also wants to have her own shop selling huipiles and traditional woven cloth. The other members of the group work in handicrafts.

In this group: Rosa, Lucia Elizabeth, Juana, Paulina, Maria, Antonia, Maria, Maria, Tomasa, Juana Angelica, Juana, Maria Cresencia, Silvia, Laura Patricia, Juana*, Manuela*, Maria, Tomasa*, Carmen
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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