Total loan: $3,000

Tzanjay Group

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San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a large quantity of good quality thread at the wholesale level.

Tzanjay Group's story

Sololá is the name of both a large indigenous town & a department in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Seven ladies have formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Tzanjay". The women are on their second loan cycle with Kiva & have set goals of increasing their income & offering more variety to their customers. They have small businesses that range from tortilla shops or “tortillerias” to corn grinding mills, fruit & vegetable stands as well as traditional handicrafts & textiles. They meet monthly to transact business on their loans & then participate in educational training as part of the “Microcredit Plus” Program (loans + education). The topics cover the 4 topics of women, health, family & business.

Concepción is married & the mother of 4 children. She was only able to study through the 6th grade. She has a traditional textile business & weaves colorful blouses called “huipiles” & other items. She is especially busy at this time of the year as holidays & graduations approach. Conception is requesting a loan to buy a large quantity of good quality thread at the wholesale level.

In funding loans, Kiva investors play a vital role in the “Microcredit Plus Program” of Friendship Bridge. Thank you for believing that these ladies can create a pathway out of poverty!