Total loan: $5,225

Tejedoras 3 Group

Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Construction

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A loan helped to buy carpentry materials, such as wooden boards, saws, cloves, screws, and glue.

Tejedoras 3 Group's story

María is 39 years old. Her father is a peasant, and her mother is a housewife. She studied to fourth grade because her parents could not support her studies anymore. At the age of 12, she began weaving to help her family.

She got married when she was 16 and now has five children.

She got information about the credits Chajulense Association of Women United for Life offered from a promotor. This year, she will receive her eighth credit. She has invested her credits in buying products for her grocery store; she bought a freezer to sell ice cream and frozen chocolate bananas. She also invested in raising animals like chickens, pigs, and ducks.

She will invest this year credit in buying materials for carpentry, such as wooden boards, saws, cloves, screws, and glue.

María is the leader of Tejedoras 3, which has six members, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group members will use their loan for agriculture 40%, textile 20%, and retail 40%. On average, each member has 4 children. The average age of the members of the group is 41 years old; 60% are illiterate, 20% did not finish primary school; and 20% studied to the ninth grade.