Total loan: $1,875

Tzinab Group

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Nebaj, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Arts

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Tzinab Group's story

Self-employment is, in many cases, the only opportunity many women have to earn a living, because formal employment is out of their reach. Maria has been productive enough to run a textile business. She is 29 years old, married and received adult education in 4th grade. María has been in the business of weaving traditional blouses for 8 years, and has 4 looms. She works on a loom, while the others are worked by 3 employees. Weekly she delivers orders in the market of the Department (state) of Quiché. For Maria to increase the capital of the business, she needs the 1st KIVA loan. She plans to buy multi-colored yarn in bulk. In the Puente de Amistad Communal Bank there are 7 women of the Ixil ethnic group, who live in the Department / State of Quiché. They are aware of the importance of a good education, although it is not free in Guatemala. For this reason, they have their own businesses where they earn income and can pay for their children's education. All women make “huipiles”. They benefit from the monthly training that is part of the "Microcredit Plus" program (loans, training, health) where they acquire information on health, nutrition, hygiene, use of medicinal plants, as well as how to prioritize expenses. In this process, they gain self-esteem and become more empowered. Thank you, KIVA Lenders, for this life-transforming financing!