Total loan: $4,375

Las Luchadoras De Cunen Group

Cunen, El Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy traditional fabric and accessories.

Las Luchadoras De Cunen Group's story

The President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Luchadoras de Cunen” is 42-year-old Juliana who has several businesses: sewing blouses and aprons, and repairing clothing. She works from her home and her 18-year-old son assists her. She also has an 18-month-old son. Juliana’s husband is a farmer. The couple was able to generate enough income so that their older son can attend his 1st year at the university! Juliana is requesting a KIVA loan to buy traditional fabric and rhinestones/accessories for the blouses.

There are 9 ladies in the Trust Bank who live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. They speak Maya K’iche' and Spanish. The women are seamstresses, have convenience stores, and sell traditional sweets made of peanuts, as well as delicious breads. They sell their sweets in special fairs in their area. Each month, the women look forward to joining together to make loan payments and participate in educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care services. As they have little or no formal education, these trainings are essential to their success. They acquire basic business tools like planning, budgeting, investing, and savings. They also learn about aspects of 3 other topics: health, family, and women. Juliana shares that she is especially fond of the topics about savings and how to grow one’s business. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Thank you, KIVA investors!