Total loan: $4,000

Xejuyu Group

San Pedro la Laguna, Solola, Solola, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy woollen and synthetic thread for her textile business.

Xejuyu Group's story

One woman empowered through the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, education, health care, other “plus” services) means that an average of 6 other people benefit including family members and employees.

Maria, a 54 year old member of the Trust Bank “Xejuyu”, employs 5 ladies in her business weaving colorful hand belts or “fajas”. The ladies are able to make 12 “fajas” each week. Maria is married with 2 children over the age of 25 who have completed their university education and are professionals. She is so proud of them because she only has a 2nd grade education. Her oldest son is married while the younger one lives at home. With a Kiva loan, Maria would like to buy a large quantity of woollen and synthetic thread in a variety of colors.

The 7 Maya Tz'utujil ladies in the Trust Bank live in the department/state of Solola. They have convenience stores and traditional textile businesses. They meet monthly to share, make loan payments and participate in timely educational sessions that cover an aspect of 4 topics: business, health, women, family. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Maria and her friends look forward to the future where empowered women will have the tools to eliminate poverty. In providing loan support, Kiva investors play an essential role. Thank you to each of you for learning about Maria and her friends and for funding their loans!