Total loan: $3,825

Mujeres Activas Group

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Malacatan, San Marcos Sacatepéquez, San Marcos Department, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy a sewing machine.

Mujeres Activas Group's story

Iris, a 42-year-old wife and mother, is very proud of her 4 children who are now adults. The oldest has a university degree in education, the second is a physical education teacher and the youngest finished elementary school and works with her husband in his mechanic workshop.

Fifteen years ago, Iris began selling chicken meat and then started selling medicine. Iris also began selling stationery products and a few years ago, began sewing fancy clothing for weddings, quinceaneras (15th birthday celebrations for young women) and parties. It is an understatement to say that Iris is a very busy lady! She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy a sewing machine.

Iris belongs to a Friendship Bridge Trust Bank called “Mujeres Activas” or “Active Women”. There are 7 other ladies in the group who live in a rural area in the department/state of San Marcos. They have bakeries, pharmacies, stationary stores, tortilla shops and also sell chicken meat. This is their 1st Kiva loan cycle and they are very excited about investing their loans! Their monthly educational training sessions have been helpful for them to plan, invest and save income. Other useful topics are based on family matters, women’s issues and health. This useful combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus”.

Thank you Kiva investors for your kindness in funding these much appreciated loans!