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Total loan: $5,075

Reinas De Trapichitos Group

Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy various colors of high-quality thread at the wholesale level.


Reinas De Trapichitos Group's story

Aurelia is a divorced 54-year-old mother of six children and works very hard so that each of them can go to school. She has been divorced for 14 years. She is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Reinas de Trapichitos.” Fortunately, Aurelia earns enough to cover the household expenses from weaving colorful traditional textiles on a floor loom. She wants to expand the business and is requesting a Kiva loan to buy various colors of high-quality thread at the wholesale level.

Aurelia and the nine women in the group speak Spanish and two Mayan languages (K’iche, Sacapulteco). This enables them to sell their products in various markets and communicate effectively with their customers. Some women raise poultry and farm tomatoes, while the majority of them have traditional textile businesses. This is their second Kiva loan cycle, and they are enthusiastic about the possibilities to make progress in their lives.

Their monthly educational trainings, part of the Microcredit Plus program of loans, education, and healthcare services, gives them the tools they need to manage their businesses, take care of their families, and empower themselves. They gain business tools such as planning, budgeting, and investing as well as information about health, hygiene, nutrition, and other relevant topics.

Kiva investors are highly regarded by these women for their generosity and kindness. Thank you to each of you!