Total loan: $3,950

Mujeres De Guadalupe Group

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Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a variety of yarn in bulk and "cuts.".

Mujeres De Guadalupe Group's story

The traditional and colorful textiles of the Mayans are known around the world for their high quality, beautiful designs and uniqueness.

Rosa, a 26-year-old, married woman and the mother of a 14-year-old son, runs an embroidery business of “cut” skirts, “covered” doggies and scarves. Oftentimes these garments have intricate designs of animals and nature that are very striking.

Her orders have increased in the last three years and she has hired four workers to help her increase the production of the business. Every month she delivers five doggies and six scarves with unique and well-crafted details.

Rosa requests a fifth loan from Kiva to buy a variety of yarn in bulk and "cuts."

Rosa is a member of the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Mujeres de Guadalupe,” along with six other K'iche Mayan women. They are residents of a rural area of ​​the department/state of Quiché. These women await their monthly meetings, make loan payments, and participate in educational training sessions. Topics range from basic business management practices to health. Every two months, they have access to basic health services provided by a visiting nurse who is sensitive to their needs. This successful combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus.”

By providing capital for these loans, Kiva lenders help these women with their traditional textile and shoe sales businesses. Thank you to each one of you!