Total loan: $3,125

Santa Ana Group

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

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A loan helped to buy new designs of traditional clothing.

Santa Ana Group's story

These entrepreneurial women are intelligent, who seek strategies to have a business that allows them to generate income and provide better living conditions for themselves and their children. Jerónima is one of these women. She is 39 years old, lives with her husband and is the mother of 3 children ages 13 and older. Jerónima works hard to help her husband meet the basic needs of her children, including the education of the two oldest. She only has 2 years of formal education, she can manage the weaving business of "huipiles", blouses and typical belts. Jarónima and her daughters work in weaving these beautiful textiles that are then delivered outside the community. In addition to this, Jerónima also resells traditional clothing. She needs to increase the thread inventory. Jerónima asks Kiva lenders for the 2nd loan to buy new designs of traditional clothing.
Jerónima, along with 7 other K'iche 'Mayan women, are members of the Puente de Amistad "Santa Ana" Community Bank in the department/state of Quiché. These women get ahead thanks to small textile businesses. These are the benefits of Puente de Amistad's “Microcredit Plus” program.
Infused with capital from Kiva moneylenders, Mayan women go about their business, hoping for a prosperous future. Thanks!