A loan of $4,925 helped a member to purchase fabric, thread and other sewing supplies.


San Cayetano Group's story

San Cayetano is a large Communal Bank of women who got together to improve their lives and those of their families. The women are now taking the "Poverty Elimination Program" survey to determine each women's situation. Depending on the results of the survey, they will apply strategies to improve their lives.
Maria is one of the members of the Communal Bank. She sells sheets, pillowcases and bedspreads which she makes herself thanks to her sewing ability. She says that she has a good customer base because her products please her customers. Thanks to her job, Maria can help her family and give them all the things that she couldn't have.
Maria is asking for this loan in order to buy supplies such as fabric, thread, etc to fulfill her business plan. This will allow her to improve her income.

In this group: Maria, Ana, Getrudis, Reina, Margarita, Eusevia, Petrona, Eloisa, Maria, Porfiria, Marina, Aurelia, Susana, Florinda, Catalipta, Dehici, Danice, Gregoria, Edelira, Isabel*, Rosana*, Pablina*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero



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