Total loan: $3,125

Las Margaritas Comalapa Group

San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy high quality “sedaline” multicolored yarn boxes.

Las Margaritas Comalapa Group's story

The dress of the woman and the Mayan man is one of the important values ​​that has written a life and a story. The elaboration of the typical costumes, is done according to their area. This culture is maintained by Wendy, a weaver of 31 years, president of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Las Margaritas Comalapa". As these textiles take time to make, Wendy works for 1 month to deliver 3 "huipiles". She employs 2 women from her community to make those requests. Wendy is married, with 3 children (7 to 12 years old). Wendy's husband is a blacksmith and they join forces for their children to attend primary school. To increase the inventory of the business, Wendy is requesting her 4th Kiva loan. She will buy quality “sedaline” thread boxes.

There are 9 women who live in a temperate zone in the Department / State of Chimaltenango. They speak Mayan language Kaqchikel and Spanish. These women have textile businesses, corn tortilla stores, convenience stores, food and textile sales. In the monthly trainings, they learn to manage their businesses effectively, and they see the importance of providing formal education to their children. A facilitator uses games, images, and diagrams with information based on 4 topics: business, health, family, women. Every 2 months, they have access to health care services. Puente de Amistad calls the combination of loans, education, and health "Microcredit Plus".

By financing a Kiva loan, you impact the lives of women like Wendy. Thank you!