Total loan: $2,700

Mujeres Lago Group

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Santa Catarina Polopo, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

Mujeres Lago Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy items made with traditional textiles to sell.

Mujeres Lago Group's story

Julia, 20, is a visionary young woman who is single, and wants to get ahead with her small business. She plans to continue to contribute to the household finances and the education of her 2 siblings. With the support of her parents, she was able to attend school for 9 years. Now, she has a business buying and selling items made with traditional woven textiles, such as napkins and placemats. She sells these on the streets in nearby communities.

Julia wants to continue to invest in her business. To meet this objective, she needs her first loan from Kiva. She can take advantage of this capital by purchasing a variety of quality placemats that her customers are demanding.

Julia is the president of the communal bank "Mujeres Lago," along with 7 other women. These women live in the department and state of Sololá. Their participation in the group is helping them to develop and strengthen their skills. They value the monthly training meetings that help them develop their businesses, that include the sale of traditional textiles and animal husbandry.

Because of the comprehensive development that Puente de Amistad provides to its clients, a facilitator is able to communicate frequently with these women, emphasizing the importance of handwashing, maintaining social distance, and disinfecting surfaces in their businesses. This program that combines loans, education, and medical services is called "Microcrédito Plus".

Thank you Kiva lenders, for helping women like Julia and her associates!