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A loan helped buy 5 pounds of colorful beads and threads for making traditional 'fajas' or belts.
Imelda Group's story
The Trust Bank “Imelda” was formed by 7 Maya K’iche ladies who live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. They are requesting their 1st KIVA loan and will invest the funds into their traditional textile and recycling businesses.
Juana, a member of the group, is 46 years old and has 3 children (16-30). She has worked hard to give each of her children a good education. She was only able to send them through the 6th grade. Juana dreams of improving her house and adding a second story. Thanks to her businesses fabricating and selling colorful traditional beaded belts called “fajas” and beautiful blouses called “huipiles”, she is partially achieving her goal. She is requesting a KIVA loan to buy 5 pounds of colorful beads and various spools of thread.
The 7 Maya K’iche ladies send their gratitude to KIVA investors from all parts of the world who learn about them and fund their loans. Thank you!