A loan of $750 helped expand her business.

Manuela Transito's story

Manuel Transito S. C. is a native of the municipality of Totonicapan, a town located west of the capital of Guatamela. Dona Manuela is asking for a loan from ASDIR to improve her family´s quality of life, by broadening her offering in the market. She currently sells a variety of traditional fabrics in the Chichicastenango and Panajachel markets. With this loan she would like to add other fabrics like Güipiles (or huipiles, a Mayan textile made into a tunic or blouse) from Totonicapan, which is the traditional outfit from the department of Totonicapan. At the same time, since the school year is drawing to an end and many young poeple want to learn this art, Doña Manuela would like to teach them.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Puglisi

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