Total loan: $5,425

Margaritas De Nimasac Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy traditional fabric for her apron business.

Margaritas De Nimasac Group's story

Ornate and colorful Guatemalan aprons called “delantales” are commonly worn by women who are shop keepers in local markets. Often they have a zippered pocket and so it is convenient to keep money or other valuables safely guarded. Thirty-seven year old Imelda, the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Margaritas de Nimasac”, sews high quality “delantales” and decorates them with pretty colorful decor. She earmarks some of her income toward the education of her 3 children who range in age from 8-15. She is proud that they are in primary and secondary schools since she has a 6th grade education. Imelda has planned carefully and is currently is requesting her 2nd Kiva loan to buy traditional fabric that she will transform into “delantales” with her own original designs.

There are 8 Maya K’iche ladies in the Trust Bank, located in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan, who have carpentry and tailoring shops, sell traditional clothing or make shoes. Other women have animal husbandry businesses. They meet monthly and enjoy their educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics are relevant to their lives and are drawn from 4 areas: health, family, women, business. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Imelda and her friends in the Trust Bank send their appreciation to Kiva lenders from all parts of the world. Thank you!