Total loan: $3,925

Mariana Group

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Santa Maria Visitacion, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a variety of yarn at the wholesale level.

Mariana Group's story

Juliana is a 49-year-old married woman. She is the mother of 5 children over 18 years of age. Juliana is a teacher and works in a school in the rural area.

In their community the production of textiles is strong and they need places that provide them with raw materials. Juliana noticed this and for several years she opened a store where she offers a variety of yarn. For additional income, Juliana also offers “huipiles” typical cross-embroidered blouses. To meet the demanding demand of the clientele, she employs 3 women to fulfill orders. Thanks to the income it generates, the family's quality of life is improving and Juliana's children receive a university education.

She is applying for her 5th loan from Kiva to buy yarn at the wholesale level.

The 8 Mayan K'iche 'women from the Puente de Amistad "Mariana" Communal Bank live in a rural area of ​​the Department (state) of Sololá. They have small textile businesses, poultry farms and prepare delicious food. Because they have little or no formal education, they benefit from monthly educational training, which are part of the "Microcredit Plus" program, loans, training and health services. They also acquire information on how to run their business, take care of themselves (rights, self-esteem, empowerment) and their family (nutrition, hygiene, health). (The boy in the photo is part of the group).

Thank you KIVA lenders for helping families in Guatemala improve their businesses and offer a better future in these difficult times!