A loan of $4,650 helped a member to buy fabric in different textures and colors, thread, zippers, buttons, ribbon, etc.


Amigos Group's story

Clara, 55, is a hardworking and responsible woman. She is a member of the "Amigos" ("Friends") group. She had previously been part of another group, but due to personal problems they decided to divide up and create another group. They chose the name "Amigos" because they support each other.

Clarita, as everyone calls her, makes a living making clothing such as dresses, blouses, shirts, trousers, sweatpants, etc. She buys her goods in Mexico City, because they give her low prices there for the materials she needs. She also makes uniforms for various schools in her town.

She is applying for a loan to buy materials to stock her business, because in the month of March she will have an order for the wardrobe for the portrayal of the Via Crucis ("Way of the Cross") in her town. She needs material to make the costumes, which she painstakingly sews year after year for the Holy Week.

She says that she will buy fabric in different textures and colors, thread, zippers, buttons, ribbon, etc. She also makes clothing repairs, adds zippers and buttons, and hems clothing, among many other services.

The other members of the group are María Eugenia, Nancy, Silvia, Yessica, María de los Ángeles, Lorena, Graciela, and Rodolfo. They will invest in their businesses, such as a clothing store, the sale of fruit and vegetables, a shoe store, and a nutritional club.

In this group: Maria Eugenia, Clara, Nancy Veronica, Silvia, Yessica, Maria De Los Angeles, Lorena, Graciela, Rodolfo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz


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