Total loan: $3,450

Eben Ezer Group

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Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy high quality thread and fabrics.

Eben Ezer Group's story

In a rural village in the state of Quetzaltenango, there is a communal bank that calls itself “Eben Ezer”. They are seven Mayan women, whose native tongue is the ancient language K’iche. They are applying for their first loan with Kiva.

Consuelo, age 21, is a member of “Eben Ezer”. She runs a weaving business that produces traditional Guatemalan skirts. Consuelo employs seven workers who are all weaving artisans. She sells her products in the local market. She is married with two sons, ages 3 and 5. She went to school for nine years, which is more than the other women in her group were able to attend. Consuelo would like to receive a Kiva loan in order to buy high quality thread and fabrics.

“Eben Ezer” has participated in the program “Microcredit Plus”, which is run by the Kiva field partner organization “Friendship Bridge”. This program provides its clients with informal education about financial literacy. The women have participated in workshops about how to save their earnings and how to manage the expenses of their businesses. “Microcredit Plus” also provides information on preventative health care, natural medicine and nutrition.

The women of the “Eben Ezer” group would like to thank all of their future lenders at Kiva!