Total loan: $3,525

Trabajadoras 2 Group

San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

Trabajadoras 2 Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy high quality thread for her weaving business.

Trabajadoras 2 Group's story

The President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Trabajadoras 2” is 26-year-old Marta. She is married with 2 children, who are 4 months and 6 years old. Marta has a high school diploma and understands the tremendous value of a good education. Her oldest son is in kindergarten.

Marta needs to buy a large quantity of high quality German and “Cantel” thread for the business and is requesting her 2nd loan.

Each month, Marta calls the Trust Bank meetings to order. There are 8 Maya Tz'utujil women in the group who have goals and dreams for a brighter future. The “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge, combining loans, education and health care, is designed to empower them to create their own solutions to poverty.

A facilitator from the organization shares useful information with them about their businesses (planning, budgeting, investing, savings), their families (health, hygiene, nutrition) and themselves (empowerment, women’s rights/roles/bodies). They also learn about how to prioritize expenses. Marta shares, “I am putting into practice what I have learned about making informed decisions, managing my money and opening a new business.” Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for funding loans for Marta and her friends!