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Total loan: $3,675

Tejedoras 2 Group

Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to expand her grocery store, buying products such as sugar, flour, toilet paper, sodas, and cereals to sell.


Tejedoras 2 Group's story

Margarita is 45 years old. She studied to the 3rd grade because her parents did not have resources to support her studies. She has 6 siblings and is the oldest. When she was thirteen, she found out that the Association, the predecessor to the Chajulense Association of Women United for Life, was giving work opportunities to women who wanted to learn to weave using a standing loom. She began working, weaving products, and used her income to help her parents to support her family.

She got married at 16. She has a happy life with her husband; they have 6 children.

Margarita learned about credit opportunities from a neighbor. She invested her first two credits buying and selling wooden boards. This year, she will receive her sixth credit, which she will invest in expanding her grocery store, buying different products as sugar, flour, toilet paper, sodas, cereals.

Margarita is the leader of Tejedoras Group 2, a group of six women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group members will use their loan for agriculture 33%, textile 33%, food 17%, and retail 17%.

On average, each member of the group has 2 children. The average age of the members of the group is 33 years old; 33% are illiterate, 17% did not finish primary school; 17% did not finish secondary school; and 17% graduated.