A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy yarn and dyes for making traditional skirts.

San Isidro Group's story

Teresa (in the center of the photo) is a 57-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Sololá. She and her husband have seven children, one of whom is still in school, and they both contribute financially toward supporting their family.

Teresa's business is producing woven ikat fabric which is used to make the traditional women's skirts that people in her community wear. She learned this work a number of years ago from some people she used to work with.

Teresa has been working independently with her own capital for two years. As she makes good profits, she would like to continue investing capital in her business so that she can continue producing this type of fabric.

Teresa is the representative of her group and is requesting a loan to expand her business. She will buy yarn and dyes to use in her work. The other members of the group (the two women on either side of Teresa in the photo) have businesses buying and selling casual clothing. Some of this loan will be used to buy a wider range of clothing and increase sales.

These three ladies have a common goal: to continue investing so that their business become larger in the future and they can make more income for their families.

In this group: Teresa, Adriana, Cristina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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