A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase merchandise, (traditional clothing).


Grupo Chuimaza Group's story

The borrower works under the grueling sun, willing to sweat all the time to provide a better future for her children. At 33 years of age, she has a great desire let her community and all the visitors know about the activity she engages in with so much effort and dedication. She is married and lives with her husband, and has a desire to succeed and has big dreams that she wishes to achieve in life. She has four children that are students at the community school. (She is wearing a blue blouse with squares and is first in the row from right to left).

The work she performs with so much care is buying and selling traditional clothing. She carries out this activity in her home, and in places near the community where she lives. The second activity she is engaged in is selling thread, an activity she has been sharing with a sister for more than three years because it generates profits for the welfare of her family and improves her family’s financial conditions and those of the community as well.

She has been an example in her community and, for this reason, a group of women have joined with Manuela to be able to establish their businesses so that each one may succeed and have significant incomes. She will use the loan she is applying for to purchase merchandise, traditional styles, for later respective sale in the surrounding areas. One of her aspirations is to have a sales location in the community market.

In this group: Manuela, Magdalena, Juana Canil, Manuela, Isabela , Antonia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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