Total loan: $5,375

Mujeres Valientes Tecpan Group

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Tecpán, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Clothing

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

A loan helped to buy wool, lining, buttons & zippers.

Mujeres Valientes Tecpan Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Valientes Tecpan” was formed by 7 determined Maya Kaqchikel ladies who are thrilled to begin their 1st loan cycle with KIVA. The women have various businesses like making men’s sweaters, traditional textile fabrication, as well as selling thread, jewelry, clothing & food. The “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge (loans & education) is an effective way for them to empower themselves, educate their children & begin to eliminate poverty in their lives. They meet monthly & after transacting business on their loans, they participate in educational trainings where they learn about themselves (self esteem, sexual & reproductive health, women’s roles), their families (nutrition, hygiene, health) & their businesses (planning, budgeting, investing).

A member of the group is 58-year-old Catarina who has 5 children ranging aged 17 to 39. She only has a 3rd grade education & is in charge of supporting those who live with her. She works hard in her sweater business. She is requesting a loan to buy wool, lining, buttons & zippers. Catarina wants to be certain to have her supplies ready so that she can fulfil orders. She also wants to be certain that she can fund the secondary education of her youngest son.

Much appreciation goes to KIVA investors from Catarina & her friends in the Trust Bank. They are poised to step into a brighter future!