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Total loan: $4,475

Manantial Pacacja Group

Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Services

Manantial Pacacja Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!


A loan helped to invest in buying a variety of fabric, zippers, thread and buttons in order to increase her production of clothing.


Manantial Pacacja Group's story

Eleven Maya K’iche’ women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Manantial Pacacja” have joined together with dreams of eliminating poverty for their families and in their community. They live in Santa María Chiquimula, in the town of Totonicapán. These small businesswomen sell their products within their community, as well as in a big market in San Francisco El Alto. They are enthusiastic about beginning their first loan cycle with Kiva lenders.

A very happy member is Elsa, who is 43 years old and has five children between the ages of 12 and 24. Sadly, Elsa had no formal education. She works very hard making clothes like pants in order to provide a good education for her children.

Since her clothing is in much demand, Elsa looks forward confidently to receiving a Kiva loan that she plans to invest in buying a variety of fabric, zippers, thread and buttons in order to increase her production and satisfy her customers’ needs.

Elsa and her friends in “Manantial Pacacja” meet monthly with a facilitator from Friendship Bridge and participate in educational training sessions. Microcredit Plus is the name of the useful combination of education and loans.

Because of the generosity of Kiva lenders, these newly empowered women are moving out of poverty into a brighter and more successful future. Thank you!