Total loan: $3,450

Mujeres De Pasaccap Group

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San Cristobal Totonicapan , Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy rolls of fabric in different colors.

Mujeres De Pasaccap Group's story

A majority of the population in the department/state of Totonicapan is involved with textile fabrication. Ebelina is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de Pasaccap”.

She sews skirts that she sells wholesale in markets in the Western Highlands. She has 4 sewing machines and 2 employees. Ebelina is 26 years old, married and has a 5-year-old daughter who is not yet in school.

Ebelina is requesting her 4th Kiva loan to buy rolls of fabric in different colors. She wants to have plenty of fabric on hand so that orders can be promptly filled for end-of-the-year parties and celebrations.

There are 10 Maya K’iche ladies in the Trust Bank who sew clothing and sell clay pots. They are proud to be businesswomen and enjoy their monthly meetings where they make loan payments, and participate in educational trainings that cover a relevant topic (business, health, family, women). Every other month, the women have access to basic health care services like pap smears, family planning, and breast exams. Friendship Bridge calls the effective combination of loans, education and health care services “Microcredit Plus.”

These ladies would be unable to secure a loan from a bank where they live. It is difficult for them to go to school or visit a health clinic. Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are a huge help to them. Thank you!