Total loan: $5,325

Mujeres Xebajenses Group

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Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to increase the capital of her business and buy a variety of threads, sweaters, shirts, and pants.

Mujeres Xebajenses Group's story

The Communal Bank "Mujeres Xebajenses" has been established in the Department of Quiché in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Eight K'iche ethnic women live in the rural area. They have come together to invest in their businesses and be the best options in the market. They have small businesses such as consumer stores, embroidery and weaving of typical garments such as "huipiles" blouses, "cortes" skirts, and typical percussions. This is their second loan cycle with Kiva.

The Microcrédito Plus program of Puente de Amistad grants double benefits to more than 28,000 women. These women can have access to small loans, participate in health clinics, and receive education about finances, nutrition, and women's and family issues.

Rosa is the secretary of the group and is 34 years old. Thanks to the support of her parents, she was able to receive 5 years of education. She is married and the mother of 5 children from 1-11 years. With effort, she has provided education to the 3 older children. Rosa has two years of having a traditional textile clothing, weaving, and embroidery business. She requests a loan to increase the capital of the business to buy a variety of threads, sweaters, shirts, and pants.

Kiva and Puente de Amistad are generators of development and opportunities for Mayan women.