A loan of $5,250 helped a member to purchase thread and fabric for weaving.


Chicualense Group's story

Maria is in a de facto union and is 26 years old. She did not have the opportunity to study. She has one child, who is not at school yet, and she makes a living by weaving traditional skirts and blouses. She began this business with the help of her mother and she now has six years of experience.
She organises a group and she is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase threads and fabrics to weave a variety of styles. In the future she wants to have her own shop in the market of her municipality. The other members of the group make a living from weaving and farming. Two members are missing from the photograph since they could not be present at the time the photo was taken.

In this group: Maria, Antonia, Maria, Juana Angelica, Maria Cresencia, Juana, Manuela, Maria, Tomasa, Juana Cristina, Juana, Tomasa, Lucia Elizabeth, Juana*, Manuela*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Minogue



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details