Total loan: $3,475

Mujeres Xebajenses Group

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Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy yarn and products from the basic basket.

Mujeres Xebajenses Group's story

Juana is an entrepreneurial woman who has more than one business and is the president of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge “Women Xebajenses”. She is single and 36 years old. Juana works from home, because this allows her to take care of her parents. When she was a child, her parents taught her to speak the K'iche 'language and dressed her in the colorful typical dress. To continue preserving her culture, Juana learned to weave traditional blouses. She is proud to be maintaining her culture through textiles, in addition to obtaining additional income for her home economy. Juana together with 5 employees delivers 5 “huipiles” a month. In addition to the textile business, Juana owns a daily consumer store. For Juana it is necessary to invest in these businesses. For this reason, she is requesting the 3rd Kiva loan to buy yarn and products from the basic basket.

There are 8 Maya K'iche 'women who live in the rural area of ​​the Department (state) of Quiché and have textile businesses, shops for daily consumption and sell clothes. As these women have little or no formal education, they often learn in monthly trainings. Topics such as business management practices, health, hygiene, nutrition and self-esteem are indispensable for their success. Every 2 months, women also have access to basic health services. The combination of loans, education and health services is called "Microcredit Plus".

Thank you Kiva lenders for being an essential source in financing these loans.