Total loan: $3,050

Pabaquit Group

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Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy high quality fabrics and a variety of yarn for her third loan.

Pabaquit Group's story

The elaboration of colorful Mayan textiles is an art that is appreciated by indigenous peoples, as well as by those who live outside the country. Recent styles are presented in typical blouses with the technique of hand knot embroidery.

This is the business of Sofia, 44, the President of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Pabaquit". She lives in the Department (state) of Totonicapán. She has a third grade education and knows that having a complete education opens up better development opportunities.

Together with her husband, Sofia raises four children between 4 and 19 years old. Sofia's eldest children attend primary and secondary school. To generate more income, she also fixes and makes clothes on her sewing machine. She is requesting her third Kiva loan to buy high quality fabrics and a variety of yarn.

There are eight women in the communal bank who meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational training. They learn about effective business practices, family issues, women's problems and health care. Every two months, women attend health clinics. Puente de Amistad calls the combination of loans, education and medical care "Microcredit Plus". In the words of Sofía, “through training, I now carry a savings that I destined for any emergency that arises. This has worked for me. ”

These women send their gratitude to Kiva lenders from all over the world! Thank you to each one of you!