A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy yarn for knitting.

Santo Tomas Group's story

Señora Sebastiana is 38 and married. She has four years of elementary education. She has three children, two of whom are in school. She knits traditional cortes [clothing or cloth] and guipiles [blouses or dresses]. She started this business with the help of her husband, and currently has seven years' experience.
She has organized a group in order to be able to request a loan which she will use for the purchase of yarn so that she can knit guipiles and cortes. In the future she hopes to have a fixed stall in the municipal market where she will be able to sell her products.
The other group members knit, sell basic staples, and work in agriculture.

In this group: Sandra Patricia, Sebastiana, Karin Yessenia Micaela, Tomasa, Maria, Manuela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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