Total loan: $3,875

Mujeres De Xix Group

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San Gaspar Chajul, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Services

Mujeres De Xix Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy typical cloth and ornaments, as well as chicken, potatoes, and oil wholesale.

Mujeres De Xix Group's story

The eight women of the Communal Bank "Mujeres de Xix", are beginning their first loan cycle with Kiva. They wear the traditional costume consisting of a typical red skirt with yellow stripes and a white blouse with embroidery. They are native to the Department (state) of Quiché and speak the Ixil Mayan language.

These women plan to have prosperous businesses, live comfortably, and send their children to school. They have businesses that range from raising animals to the sewing of traditional clothes. In order to increase their capital and the production of businesses, these women applied for a Kiva loan.

Cristina, 63, is the president of the group and received five years of education. Together with her husband they undertook several businesses such as carpentry, sewing workshops, and a food cart. The benefits of the businesses help the family to live comfortably and provide complete education to their eight children. The youngest child attends the 2nd grade of elementary school. Cristina will invest in the sewing workshop and the sale of food. She has set aside the Kiva loan to buy typical cloth and ornaments, as well as chicken, potatoes, and oil wholesale.

Cristina and the other women will benefit from receiving a Kiva loan. They will obtain monthly training and learn through games and diagrams on the prioritization of expenses, budget, savings, self-esteem, leadership, and rights.

Thanks to the contribution of Kiva lenders, these women will achieve these benefits!