A loan of $3,525 helped a member to buy fabric to embroider guipiles [Guatemalan tunics].


La Esperanza Group's story

Señora Maria is in a domestic partnership, is 29 years old and has 2 children who do not attend school. She works as an artisan, more specifically embroidering guipiles [Guatemalan tunics] for women. She started this business when her mother-in-law taught her this art form. She now has 10 years of experience working in this field. She has the support of her spouse, who is a merchant.

She is organizing a group in order to apply for a loan, which she will use to purchase fabric and thread to carry out her embroidering. In the future, she would like to have a shop where she could sell her embroidered guipiles. The other women in the group work in handicrafts and animal husbandry.

One group member is not in the picture because she was unavailable at the time it was taken.

In this group: Maria , Maria Carmen , Catarina , Maria Lucia , Juana, Maria , Juana , Maria , Maria Ofelia , Manuela Lucia , Margarita *
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hattie Hill



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