A loan of $7,225 helped a member to buy women's and men's clothing.

Abejitas Trabajadoras Group's story

Jaime, 29, is from a town rich in history called Heroica Zitacuaro [Heroic Zitacuaro], because it burned three times and was repopulated after burning. The residents are cordial and friendly. One of the most important sanctuaries in the country is there, the monarch butterfly sanctuary.

Jaime belongs to the Abejitas Trabajadoras group. They say the bee is one of the hardest-working animals and they consider themselves to be the same.

For a year he has made a living selling clothing for women, men, and children. He says he became interested in the business because he didn't have a stable job. He decided to sell clothing to his friends and acquaintances on credit to help his parents with the household expenses. He says he goes to the community of Moroleón because there are clothing factories there and it's more economical, so he can earn some profits.

He's requesting a loan to buy clothing for the new spring and summer seasons. He says he's requesting his loan to buy jeans, beach shoes, t-shirts, and fashionable blouses.

The other members of the group are Cristina, Elizabeth, Rosa, Mariana, Jorge, María de Jesús, Adriana, Teresa, and Nubia. They will use their loans to buy materials for handmade clothing, to buy materials to make furniture, to buy supplies to make Mexican snacks, and to buy materials for bread and for a craft workshop.

In this group: Cristina, Elizabeth, Rosa, Mariana, Jorge, Maria De Jesus, Adriana De Jesus, Teresa, Nubia, Jaime

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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