A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy wool, thread, and needles.

Las Esmeraldas Group's story

This is the "Las Esmeraldas" (The Emeralds) Group, made up of ten enterprising women who work in different business activities. They are on their 9th loan cycle.

Amelia, 72, has four children, and is the leader of the group. She has worked knitting for four years. She knits sweaters and jackets to order. Amelia is asking for the loan to buy wool, thread, and needles. Her dream is to expand her business. She is grateful to the Kiva lenders, who allow her to continue expanding her business. Amelia is in the front row, third from the right. She is wearing a white shirt and black pants.

In this group: Gladys Blanca, Amelia Carmen, Carmen Victoria, Ysabel, Olga, Beatriz, Judyt Martir, Gladys Lucy, Yolanda Antonieta, Mirell Irma

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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