Tag Archives: Textiles

Dúo Semillas De Esperanza Group – Clothing (San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)

One member of “Dúo Semillas de Esperanza” (Seeds of Hope Duo) is Lidia Oneida, 21, who makes a living making and selling typical weaves. She has been doing this work for two years, and is requesting a loan for the purchase of material for the creation of weaves so that she can continue with her […]

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Hijos Del Sol Group – Clothing (Independencia, Santiago, Chile)

This communal bank is called “Hijos del Sol” (“children of the sun”, in English) and has eighteen entrepreneurs, all of whom have different businesses. There are electricians, upholsterers, photographers, craftsmen, clothes vendors and dressmakers, among others. All of the entrepreneurs live in the Independencia commune, in the city of Santiago. In flowery shorts and a […]

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Shbana’s Group – Sewing (Pakistan)

Shabana (left in photo) has applied for a loan for her sewing business. She is very talented and has been operating her business for the past many years. With the loan investment she will buy a new sewing machine that will allow her to do her work more efficiently and to finish her clients’ orders […]

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Marizza – Clothing retailer (Calca, Peru)

Marizza belongs to Señor del Calvario Communal Bank, located in the district of Calca in the province and department of Cusco. She is 42 years old and single with three children, ages 18, 17, and 11. Marizza works buying and selling clothing. She travels to the city of Lima every three months or when it […]

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Lucia Manuela – Clothing and fabric (Guatemala)

Lucia is a 36 year old single mother who studied through her second year in primary school. She has two children, one of whom is in school. She sells clothing for women, a business she started with initial support from her family. She requested a loan in order to purchase additional supplies: cuts of fabric, […]

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