Total loan: $4,050

Mujeres De Pojua Group

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Santa Lucia Utatlan, Solola, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy high-quality thread and needles at wholesale.

Mujeres De Pojua Group's story

More than 28,000 low-income Guatemalan women participate in Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program of loans, education, and healthcare. In their monthly meetings, they receive lessons about one of four themes: business, health, family, and women’s issues.

Eight women formed the trust bank Mujeres de Pojua in the department of Sololá in the highlands of Guatemala. They help support their families with a variety of businesses. Some embroider traditional Mayan clothing like huipiles (blouses), cortes (skirts), and fajas (sashes). Others tailor clothes, sell clothes, or raise animals. They are seeking a Kiva loan to remodel or expand their businesses.

Lucy is a member of Mujeres de Pojua. She is 24 years old, married, and the mother of a four-year-old son. She works to support her family. She earns good money with her skill, sewing a special design called randas on cortes, the traditional Mayan wraparound skirt. She seeks a Kiva loan to buy high-quality thread and needles at wholesale to meet her customers' demands.

Thank you, Kiva, for supporting the development of Guatemalan women.