Total loan: $2,875

Las Quetzalitas Group

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Cunen, El Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

Las Quetzalitas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy a variety of high quality thread in various colors at the wholesale level.

Las Quetzalitas Group's story

It is an exciting time when a Friendship Bridge Trust Bank like “Las Quetzalitas” gets their first loan with Kiva. They begin to see that they can achieve their goals and dreams, as well as support their families and the education of their children. These women meet monthly to make payments on their loans and to participate in educational trainings that cover an aspect of four main topics: business, health, family, and women.

They are also able to have access to mobile health care services through the program, “Salud Para La Vida” or “Health for Life”. These “plus” services are essential to the success of these women because they have little or no formal education.

Juana, a 38-year-old mother of six children all over the age of nine, has no formal education. She, along with the other six ladies in the Trust Bank, weaves colorful traditional wrap around tube skirts called “cortes”. Often, these “cortes” have intricate designs. Juana needs to inject capital into her business and increase production.

She is requesting a loan to buy a variety of high quality thread in various colors at the wholesale level. She will set aside some of her income to continue to send her children to primary and secondary schools.

The women in “Las Quetzalitas” send their gratitude from their homes in the department/state of Quiche to Kiva investors from all parts of the world who invest in their loans. Thank you!