A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase a variety of thread and soles.

1Ero De Mayo Group's story

Estela is another member of the Primero de Mayo (First of May) group. She is 38 years old, has a secondary school education, is married, and has two children. She makes a living by making and selling woven clothing and shoes. She tells us that she learned how to make these things when she was single and, after she got married, she decided to continue to sell her creations. Until now, she has had good results because she is gaining more customers and continuing to sell her products.

Estela has been working in this business for 8 years. She has requested this loan because she wants to restock her business and purchase a variety of thread and soles to continue production. She hopes that her business will continue to grow so that she can provide her two children with the opportunity to study a career and improve their quality of life.

The other members of the group are:

Araceli: sells "antojitos" (Mexican snacks)
Braulia: sells clothing
Adela: sells footwear and lingerie
Luis Ricardo: pharmacy
Alejo: grocery store
Rosa Isela: sells clothing
Mónica: sells food
Selene: nutrition club

In this group: Braulia, Adela, Luis Ricardo, Estela, Alejo, Rosa Isela, Monica Janet, Selene, Araceli*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel

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