Total loan: $5,425

Sector Tahay Group

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Nahualá, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Arts

Sector Tahay Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy different colors of thread and fabrics wholesale.

Sector Tahay Group's story

In Guatemala, most Mayan women contribute pay to the household through embroidery and knitting of traditional "huipiles," "cortes,", or "fajas" (traditional blouses, skirts, or belts).

For Flora, a single, 25-year-old young woman, embroidery of "huipil" or traditional blouses is generating an income for her. Flora is an empowered woman who dreams of a prosperous future for her and her family.

Thanks to the business, embroidery of traditional blouses, Flora is achieving her goal.

She also employs two people who support her with the embroidery. To compete in the textile market, Flora visits three markets in neighboring communities.

This is why she is asking for her first Kiva loan. With the capital, she'll be able to buy different colors of thread and fabrics wholesale.

The Sector Tahay communal bank is made up of eight K'iche'-speaking Mayan woman. These women live in a rural area in the department (state) of Sololá.

They are hoping to procure a Kiva loan to capitalize on the businesses of crafts, raising animals, convenience stores, and traditional textiles.

Flora and her companions also want to be part of the more than 32,000 women who participate in the program of small loans, informal education, and health services, "Microcrédito Plus".

During the loan cycle they will learn to utilize plant medicines and social networks, and plan, invest, and save in their businesses.

Thanks to all the Kiva lenders for supporting women like Flora.