A loan of $775 helped a member to buy merchandise.


Los Vendedores De Chujulimul Group's story

The streets of Sololá illustrate the most eye-catching colours of the typical blouses and belts. No tourist can fail to stop and admire them and even buy one. This is the work of Tomás, who is married with a beautiful family consisting of 2 children - a daughter of 8 and a son of 6, who go to the nearby school in the town where they live. (Tomás is the person wearing a black jacket. He is the second from the left). He has been making casual and traditional clothing for 6 years and he works with great determination and dedication to provide an income for his family. His wife has been a great help to him because she weaves traditional clothing, something she has been doing for some time and this has helped to boost their income. Tomás has become a role model in his town and that is why a group of men and women have joined him to run the business together as it is a good source of income. The loan will be managed by Tomás and will be used to buy merchandise as this will enable him to do his work and boost his earnings. One of his ambitions is to pay for his children's education and see them have professional careers and to build houses for his children so they have adequate living conditions.

In this group: Tomás, Tomasa , Anastasia, Pedro Augusto

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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