A loan of $750 helped a member to buy materials for sewing.


30 De Mayo Group's story

This group is comprised of four enterprising and successful members. Lidia, age 64, is one of them. She is married and has one child. Her business is her seamstress shop. She makes dresses, skirts, shorts, and shirts en mass and custom made.

She will use this loan to buy raw material like yards of fabric for skirts, yards of fabric for shorts, and elastic, buttons, lace, needles, and zippers, etc. by the gross.

Petrona, age 53, is another member of the group. Her business is also a seamstress shop where she sews and embroiders by order. Socorro, age 61, has a grocery store. Aurelia has a business of selling ‘pinolillo’ [a sweet cornmeal and cacao-based traditional drink in Nicaragua], beans, and soft drinks.

In this group: Lidia Del Socorro , Petrona Carina , Socorro , Aurelia Onicia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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