Total loan: $3,625

Amanecer Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Services

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

A loan helped to buy sewing machine parts, fabric, and design accessories.

Amanecer Group's story

There are nine women who make up the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Amanecer". They live in a rural area of Totonicapán where the humble homes are built of adobe and sheet metal and have patios where the children can play with their pets. The women are beginning their second loan cycle with Kiva and look forward to investing new capital into their businesses selling traditional textiles, livestock and poultry.

The President of "Amanecer" is 28-year-old María who is a single mother of a 11 year old son. She takes her son to work with her. Maria shares, "Women can teach our children to move forward." María is Maya K'iche' and received a technical diploma that is the basis for her wish for her son to have a university education.

In order for her wish to come true, she works cleaning the community hall and also sews traditional blouses (“huipiles”) that are in high demand by her clientele because of her innovative designs. She is requesting a loan to buy sewing machine parts, fabric, and design accessories. María makes two blouses per week. This allows her to invest in her son's 6th grade education!

Friendship Bridge's clients, like María, become empowered and develop because of the "Microcredit Plus" program that gives them access to small loans, non-formal education, and health care services. As their knowledge grows, they are able to provide a better future for their children. They are grateful for the generosity of Kiva investors. Thank you!