A loan of $400 helped to purchase materials.

Petrona Maribel's story

Petrona Maribel R. C. is from Patzarajmac, Totonicapan. She has been doing embroidery by hand since she was 12 years old, and now employees two assistants. She visited the offices of Kiva's partner ASDIR to request a loan to purchase wholesale materials and tools to prepare for the upcoming busy season. Holy Week is a busy time for her business since she makes her region's traditional women's clothing, and she already has orders to fulfill. Doing the embroidery requires much patience, and the affinity that Petrona has for her work has enabled her to prosper economically, which has supported the well-being of her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer k vickery

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