Total loan: $3,775

Sector Gomez Group

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San Antonio Ilotenango, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy another wooden loom, an indispensable tool of her business.

Sector Gomez Group's story

Ten Maya K’iche women with the common goals of investing in their businesses, meeting their household expenses and educating their children have gathered together to form the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Sector Gomez”. They live high in the lush, green mountains in the department/state of Quiche. The ladies have animal husbandry businesses (poultry and cattle) or traditional textile businesses (woven wrap around skirts or “cortes”). They are excited to begin their first loan cycle with Kiva.

Brenda, a young 23-year-old mother of two children ages six months and five years, has a fifth grade education. She is the secretary of the Trust Bank. Brenda has a traditional textile business and has a small workshop, where she has a loom and weaves “cortes”. Orders and sales have increased at this time of the year. Brenda is requesting a loan to buy another wooden loom, an indispensable tool of her business.

These women have an average of 2.6 years of formal education. Their monthly educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans and education, is essential for their success. A Facilitator from the organization, using pictures, diagrams, role playing and games, shares useful information with them about themselves (women’s rights and self esteem), their families (nutrition, health and hygiene) and their businesses (planning, budgeting, investing and savings).

The ladies send their gratitude to Kiva investors from all parts of the world for funding their much needed loans! Thank you!