Total loan: $3,875

Estrellas De Tzununa Group

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Santa Cruz la laguna, Solola, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a sufficient quantity of mature chickens that she will sell in her local market and nearby markets.

Estrellas De Tzununa Group's story

Santa Cruz la Laguna is a town on the shores of the magnificent Lake Atitlan in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. A small rural area in Santa Cruz is named Tzununa which means “land of the sparrows” in the indigenous language of Maya Kaqchikel. The people who live here hold fast to their rich cultural traditions including their colorful native clothing and culture. In the small towns that dot the lake, there often are not a lot of lights on at night and on a clear night it is possible to see thousands of stars in the dark night sky. The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Estrellas de Tzununa” or “Stars of Tzununa” is a group composed of 7 women who are stars in their own families due to their hard work and commitment to creating more successful lives and educating their children. The ladies mainly make traditional textiles and raise animals. Isabel is a member of the group who is married with two children (8 and 11 years old). Although she has had no formal education, she is determined to make a positive impact on her family. She looks ahead to future generations and understands the tremendous value of education. Isabel is requesting a loan that she would like to use to buy a good quantity of mature chickens that she will sell in her local market and nearby ones. She is hopeful that KIVA investors will fund her loan! The ladies in “Estrellas de Tzununa” meet monthly with a Facilitator from Friendship Bridge. After transacting business on their loans, they participate in educational trainings on a variety of relevant topics. Games, role playing, pictures and diagrams are used to transmit the information and the women are eager to participate. Thank you, KIVA investors, for your kindness and generosity in funding loans for women like Isabel. We look forward to providing a follow up report in the future!