Total loan: $4,600

Alfa Y Omega V Group

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Santa Cruz del Quiche, El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Services

Alfa Y Omega V Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy fabrics, lace and accessories in different colors.

Alfa Y Omega V Group's story

The styles of traditional Mayan clothing change over the decades. The appearance of fairly light "blouses" decorated with lace, trim and beading are in high demand with seamstresses. It is because of this that Angelina started the business 14 years ago. She is 43 years old, married and president of the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad "Alfa y Omega V".

Angelina is an auxiliary nurse and offers her services in her community. Part of the income she dedicates to the education of her 3 children (13 to 18 years old) who attend high school and university. His business is popular and orders are constantly coming in. Angelina is requesting the 1st loan from KIVA to buy fabrics, lace and accessories in different colours!

Angelina and the other 6 Mayan K’iche ’women live in a rural area of ​​the Quiche Department. They have small food sales and make traditional clothes. Monthly, women receive educational talks. Those talks are designed by a facilitator who uses pictures, diagrams, and games to share information. Topics cover effective business practices, prioritization of expenses.

This month, these women will be informed via cell phone about the importance of good hygiene, such as washing hands, disinfecting surfaces, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. This effective combination of loans, education, and healthcare is called "Microcredit Plus."

Thank you KIVA lenders for the vital role you play in these women's lives!