Total loan: $3,600

Javier Group

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

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A loan helped to buy many colors of thread for her weaving business.

Javier Group's story

Cecilia, a 37 year old married mother of 2 children (aged 16 and 18), has been motivated during her life to step out of her comfort zone and look for strategies to create income. She has faced adversity with courage. Since childhood, she was enchanted watching her mother weave traditional wrap-around skirts or “cortes’. When she married, Cecilia began weaving “cortes” too as she was committed to sharing household expenses with her husband.

During the holiday season, Cecilia anticipates an increase in business with many orders. She is requesting her 3rd Kiva loan to buy many colors of thread.

Cecilia is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Javier” along with 6 other hardworking and enthusiastic women. They want to invest in their animal husbandry and traditional textile businesses.

The valuable and relevant information that the group receives in their monthly educational training sessions about business, family, women and health help them a great deal. Especially useful at this time are topics about hygiene including the importance of masks, social distancing and hand washing. Every other month, they look forward to a visit by a nurse who offers exams and family planning. The combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus”.

These ladies are opening doors to a brighter future, thanks to their own hard work and the effective partnership with Kiva and Friendship Bridge. Thank you!