Total loan: $3,725

Xecajà Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Arts

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Xecajà Group's story

Santos S. has been a widow for 19 years. She has gotten her children ahead by herself. She is 49 years old, and she has seven children. Two of the children are under her care. She works with pottery (she works the clay and makes pans and “cómales”, which are used to cook tortillas, etc.). She has had this business for 25 years. She sells everyday, and this is her daily support. Santos and some neighbors decided to organize a group to be able to request a loan. The loan will be used as working capital to be able to increase the volume of sales. There are 15 women who comprise the Xecajá Communal Bank. The women devote themselves to various activities like raising animals, pottery, or being a seamstress. Some of the other members sell ice cream, fruit, and vegetables. The group is in Cantón Pacanac, San Cristóbal, Totonicapán.

Translated from Spanish by Ginny Kalish, Kiva Volunteer