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Total loan: $4,800

Tejedoras 1 Group

Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to expand her business by buying showcases, sideboards and school and office supplies.


Tejedoras 1 Group's story

Anabela is 31 years old and she has two children, a girl and a boy. She is the leader of the Tejedoras 1 Group.

Anabela lived her childhood with her parents who gave her all she needed. Her father worked as peasant. At the age of 13 she began working. She was studying, and the support her parents gave her was no longer enough. She got married at the age of 22, and at 23 years old she graduated as Secretary, 12th grade.

Anabela used her first and second loan to expand her stationary and office supply store. With her third loan, she began selling shoes. This year, she will get her ninth loan and will invest it in her stationary and office supply store, which she says has good sales. She will expand her business buying showcases, sideboards and school and office supplies.

Anabela is the leader of Tejedoras 1 Group, a group of five women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will use their loan as follows: 20% for textiles, 20% for food, and 60% for retail. On average, members of the group have three children, the average age of the members of the group is 31 years old. Also, 20% did not end their primary education, 20% ended their primary education, 20% studied to the ninth grade, 20% studied to the 10th grade and 20% graduated as Secretary, 12th grade.