A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy and sell traditional clothing.

Virgen Patziteca Group's story

Maria is a single woman who is 35 years old. She has one year of primary education and has four children, of whom two are in school. She makes a living as a merchant, particularly in the buying and selling of traditional clothing from the region. She began this business selling used clothing from door to door. She now has ten years of experience in this business. She also has been able to rely on the support of her husband who also is a merchant.

She joined a group to request a loan that she will use to buy merchandise including traditional woven clothing, shorts, aprons, etc. In the future she hopes that her business will grow. She hopes to have a creditable locale in her department. The rest of the members of the group also sell traditional clothing and raise domesticated animals.

One of the members of the group could not attend the meeting when they took the photo and it is for this reason that the photograph only shows eight members.

In this group: Maria, Candelaria, Rosa Catarina, Maria, Ana, Martina, Catarina, Ana, Isabel Adelayda*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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