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Total loan: $4,550

Grandes Mujeres Montufar Group

San Juan Sacatepequez, Sacatepequez, Guatemala Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy traditional textiles and children’s clothing to resell.

Grandes Mujeres Montufar Group's story

Maria is one of the eight Maya Kaqchikel ladies in the department of Sacatepequez who has multiple businesses. She is 47 years old and weaves/sells traditional textiles, along with children’s clothing. Her husband is a bricklayer. Some of the income from their businesses has gone to the education of their four children (18-27). All of them have completed high school. With her second Kiva loan, Maria can purchase a variety of traditional textiles as well as children’s clothing that she can resell.

Maria is the secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Grandes Mujeres Montufar.” She appreciates the monthly educational trainings and healthcare services that are a part of the “Microcredit Plus” program. Topics for the educational sessions are relevant to her life and include information about effective business practices, health, family matters, and women’s issues. Maria shares that the topics about wise loan investment and business management have been useful. The other women in the Trust Bank apply the information to their traditional textile/clothing, bamboo basket, and food businesses. They also appreciate being able to access basic health care services.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for learning about Maria and her friends. They are marching into a brighter future benefiting themselves, their families and community!