Total loan: $4,200

Mujeres Negociantes Nahuala Group

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Nahualá, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

Mujeres Negociantes Nahuala Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy a wooden loom and a variety of threads to keep weaving.

Mujeres Negociantes Nahuala Group's story

Juana, a 39-year-old married mother of 2 children (15, 17) is proud of her 2 children who are in middle and high school. The older child is studying technical drawing!

Juana understands the tremendous value of education because she was only able to attend school for 3 years. Her husband is a bricklayer. For 3 years, Juana has sold colorful traditional clothing. She also embroiders beautiful blouses or “huipiles”, and skirts or “cortes” with different figures and designs. Right now, Juana would like to enlarge the business and buy different threads and a wooden loom.

Juana is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Negociantes” in the department / state of Solola. This is the 4th loan cycle of the group that consists of 7 Maya K’iche ladies. All of these women have traditional textile businesses and weave and embroider unique and beautiful blouses called “huipiles” and skirts or “cortes”.

The “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational sessions, health care services, combined with other “plus” services is vital to their success. They look forward to their monthly meetings, offering each other support, making loan payments and participating in the educational sessions that are the backbone of the program and feature a topic drawn from 4 areas: health, business, women, family. They consider themselves fortunate to have access to health care services because healthcare in Guatemala is substandard or non-existent.

Thank you, Kiva investors!