A loan of $425 helped a member invest in producing handcrafts so as to offer more variety to their customers.

Artesanas Unidas Group's story

The ARTESANAS UNIDAS (United Artisans) group is on its third loan cycle. They live in the town of San Juan de Oriente. They are poor but enterprising people who have completed primary education; this enables them to express themselves and they have established workshops in their homes, enabling them to see their children while also providing work for the whole family.

The ADIM loan has enabled them to improve their family's living standards since they invest their earnings in the business and in home improvements.María Elena L. M. is married. She and her husband have expanded their workshop, in which they have been carrying on the trade learned from their parents since they decided, as newly-weds, to go into business.

Training provided by ADIM has enabled her to understand that she is a micro-entrepreneur and taught her how to monitor things so as not to lose money on her business. She personally sets prices and controls product quality. She hopes to continue obtaining loans so as to continue making improvements; her dream is to improve her house and enable her children to study so that they can have a better standard of living.

In this group: Maria Elena , Luisa María , Gregoria Bernarda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer John Rynne

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