Total loan: $6,325

Pasajoc Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Clothing

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

A loan helped to buy more inventory including blouses, skirts and clothing for children.

Pasajoc Group's story

Over 22,000 women who have little or no formal education participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge. The combination of loans and education gives these women the tools they need to begin to create pathways out of poverty. At their monthly group meetings called Trust Banks, the ladies learn about an aspect of 4 main topics: business, health, family, women.

One of the groups is called “Pasajoc” that was formed by 11 Maya K’iche ladies who live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan. They have small businesses selling new clothes for women, men and children. The women are happy to begin their 2nd loan cycle with Kiva.

Elva, a 27 year married mother of two children (ages 4,10), has a 3rd grade education. She is proud that her oldest child is in the 5th grade.

Some time ago, Elva began her business buying and selling new clothing. She wanted to help her husband cover the household expenses and raise the standard of living for their family. She is requesting a loan to buy more inventory including blouses, skirts and clothing for children.

It would be impossible for these women to walk into a bank to secure a loan. Kiva investors are filling an essential role in the lives of Elva and her friends by funding these much needed loans. Thank you, Kiva lenders, for helping these women create a brighter future that will benefit their families and their communities!