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A loan of $5,775 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, markers, dyes, etc. to make crafts.

San Marcos Group's story

This group is named San Marcos. It is in its 8th loan cycle with the women's committees program, where they all work and help each other get ahead. This way they are also able to help their families.

One of the members is Julia, who makes a living making crafts. In her last poverty elimination survey she showed great progress. As a result, she is very pleased and enthusiastic to continue with her business. Today she asks for this loan to invest it in the purchase of fabric, thread, markers, dyes, etc. to continue making her crafts by which she supports and helps her family and loved ones.

In this group: Elba, Nancy, Adorina, Maria, Blanca, Julia, Cinthia, Bernarda, Marina, Julia, Lelia, Ana, Liz, Elena, Sandra, Limpia, Julia, Norma, Eusebia, Sonia*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer David Urry

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