Total loan: $5,175

Mujeres De Xeabaj 2 Group

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

Mujeres De Xeabaj 2 Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to invest KIVA capital to increase her yarn inventory and buy more chickens to enlarge her pens.

Mujeres De Xeabaj 2 Group's story

Most of the 32,000 women who participate in the Microcredit Plus program for loans, education and health services often open additional businesses after starting the first one. This is exactly what a married woman named Ana, 29, did several years ago. She is a member of the Communal Bank of Friendship Bridge "Women of Xeabaj 2". Ana studied for 3 years and envisions a better future for her 3 children (7 to 12). All children attend the first grades of school. Ana shares: “5 years ago, I started the traditional textile business weaving colorful 'huipiles' typical blouses. I have 4 workers and together we deliver 5 'huipiles' a month. Several months ago, I saw the need to open an additional business, and I started raising and selling pigs, chickens, and goats. Ana wants to continue investing capital in the business. She is applying for the 3rd KIVA loan to buy a variety of yarn and more chickens.

The 8 Maya K'iche ’women from this communal bank, located in the department / state of Quiché, have small textile businesses, raise animals and have crops (peach, apple, avocado). They wait for their monthly meetings, when they make loan payments and participate in educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, education, health). The themes are drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family and women. Every two months, they have access to preventive health care services. It is very good!

Thank you, KIVA lenders, for financing these essential loans!