A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy threads to for embroidering regional dresses.


Elizabeth's Group's story

Elizabeth is a widow and is 33 years old. She has up to a 2nd grade education, and has 5 children. None of her children attend school. She works in embroidering regional dresses, and started this business with the help of her mother. She has 4 years of experience with her business.

She organized a group and decided to request a loan that she will utilize to buy thread for embroidering dresses. In the future she wants to have a location in the market to sell the dresses. The other members of the group also work in embroidering dresses.

There are 11 women in the photograph, but only 10 of them are part of the group requesting the loan.

In this group: Elizabeth , Petronila , Tomasa , Micaela , Sebastiana , Pascuala , Josefa , Juana, Sebastiana, Tomasa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kerry George



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