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Total loan: $2,325

Las Fresas 1 Group

Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Construction

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A loan helped to expand the carpentry business buying wood and carpentry tools.


Las Fresas 1 Group's story

Ana is 49 years old; she has eight children. She is the seventh daughter, and her father died when she was 10, when she was in third grade. With the support of her mother and her church she ended her primary education.

She learned weaving when she was 18, in a training program that was offered by Chajulense Association of Women United for Life. She married at the age of 24.

Her sister told her about the credit that Chajulense Association of Women United for Life offered. This year she got her fifth credit. Since her first one, she and her husband invested in a carpentry business, raw materials and carpentry tools. This year, she will expand their carpentry buying wood and carpentry tools.

Ana is the leader of Las Fresas 1. The group is integrated by five women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will use their loan for textiles (60%), agriculture (20%) and construction (20%). On average, each member of the group has five children. The average age of the members of the group is 45 years old. Forty percent are illiterate, 40% ended their primary education, and 20% studied to the ninth grade.