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Total loan: $5,725

Sendero De Luz Group

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San Francisco el Alto, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy bolts of fabric, cones of thread, appliques, and a sewing machine that are all essential items for her business.


Sendero De Luz Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank, “Sendero De Luz Group” was formed by nine Maya K’iché women in the department/state of Totonicapán. It is known as a textile center, and the ladies in this group are all seamstresses.

Irma, a 38-year-old mother of seven children who range in age from 9 months to 15 years, is one of them. She feels fortunate to have gone to school until the 6th grade. Her children are in primary and secondary schools. Irma is requesting a loan to buy bolts of fabric, cones of thread, appliques, and a sewing machine that are all essential items for her business.

The ladies meet monthly to make payments on their loans and then participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge (loans + education). They learn to empower themselves (self esteem and women’s health), their families (nutrition, hygiene) and how to use their loans best for success in their businesses (planning, budgeting, savings).

Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are highly valued by Irma and her friends in the Trust Bank. Thank you for your kindness in providing funding for these much-needed loans!