A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy cloth for weaving traditional women's clothing.


La Reforma Group's story

Maria is married, 44 years old, and completed 3 years of primary education. She has 8 children, 2 of whom are in school. Maria devotes her time to making “guipiles,” traditional indigenous women's clothing. She began to do this with her husband because she needed to generate economic income. Up to the present, she has 5 years of experience.

Maria organized the group and requested a loan to be used in purchasing cloth for weaving “guipiles.” In the future, she wants to have her own traditional clothing store.

The remaining members of the group are dedicated to commerce and fishing activities.

In this group: Catarina , Maria Virgen , Maria , Hilda Noemi Emiliana , Marina , Maria , Rafaela , Francisca , Isabel , Narcisa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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