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Total loan: $2,900

Las Uvas 1 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to start her tailoring workshop, buying a sewing machine, scissors, machine- and hand-sewing threads, needle kits, and fabrics.


Las Uvas 1 Group's story

Juana is 33 years old. During her childhood, she lived with her parents; they gave her all she needed. Her father was a peasant, and her mother was a weaver. She is their second daughter.

She learned to weave and began helping her family by weaving and selling the traditional textile. She helped her mother a lot. She ended her primary education. She has three children and is separated from her partner.

She became aware of the loans given by Chajulense Association of Women United for Life. This year, she got her first loan. She is starting a tailoring workshop, and she will invest her loan in buying a sewing machine, scissors, machine- and hand-sewing threads, needle kits, and fabrics.

Juana is the leader of Las Uvas 1 Group. The group is made up of six women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will invest their loan in textile 33% and agriculture 67%.

On average, each member of the group has three children. The average age of the members of the group is 32 years old; 50% are illiterate, 33% ended their primary education, and 17% [one member] got her ninth grade.