A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase materials for making and selling piñatas.

Dúo Los Claveles De Santiago Group's story

Doña Rosa Maria is one half of Dúo Los claveles de Santiago [The Two Carnations of Santiago], and has specialized in making and selling piñatas for nine years. She and her partner and attempting to offer a greater variety of products and learn to make any kind of piñata so they can meet demand for piñatas showing new characters appearing in movies and cartoons. The pair now also sells snacks, gift bags, and hats, and are happy with the results they've achieved. They want to save money to purchase a window where they'll be able to display their products.

Only one of Doña Rosa Maria's children still lives with her, a daughter who is still in school. Doña Rosa Maria aspires to help her daughter finish her studies and graduate as her other children have.

In this group: Rosa Maria, Mariano De Jesus

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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