Total loan: $4,750

Mujeres Unidas Patzun Group

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Patzun, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy traditional fabric, thread, corn and utility cloths for her businesses.

Mujeres Unidas Patzun Group's story

Delvia, a 29 year old entrepreneur with 2 businesses, reflects on the roles of women. She shares, “The obstacles that women face can be transformed into pathways of leadership and success”. Delvia understands the resilience of the Mayan women throughout history.

Although she was unable to finish high school, she opened a tortilla shop and also a traditional textile business embroidering the traditional blouses of Patzún. She is saving part of her income for her future children!

Delvia is requesting her 3st KIVA loan to buy traditional fabric, thread, utility cloths and corn.

Delvia is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Unidas Patzun”. There are 6 other Maya Kaqchikel women in the group who live in the department/state of Chimaltenango. This past year has been challenging. The ladies report that businesses are re-opening. They are pouring fresh energy into their tortilla shops, traditional textile, furniture, and fresh juice businesses. They also look forward to their monthly educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics are drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, women. These sessions are crucial to their growth and success and help them formulate reachable goals. Every two months, these women have access to basic health services delivered by a nurse who speaks their Mayan language.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for giving these ladies hope for a brighter future!