Total loan: $3,775

Las Cumplidoras Group

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy a large quantity of rhinestones.

Las Cumplidoras Group's story

Rosalbina, age 47, is a single mother who comes from a family of scarce resources. For that reason, she only was able to have a second grade education. She lives with her mother, and for 20 years she has sewn aprons with designs in rhinestones. She also runs a small convenience store.

Rosalbina requests the fourth loan from Kiva to buy rhinestones. She is very pleased because, thanks to the profits from her businesses, she has been able to give her child better living conditions.

Rosalbina is the secretary of Puente de Amistad's [Friendship Bridge's] communal bank “Las Cumplidoras”, located in the department/state of Quetzaltenango. There are seven women in the group, and they speak the Maya K’iche language. Their businesses range from raising animals to making traditional textiles.

These women have little education and enjoy the monthly meetings when they make loan payments and participate in interactive educational training sessions, part of the “Microcrédito Plus” program of loans, education, and health services. The topics are chosen from an aspect of four areas: business, health, family, and women. Recent topics have included how to administer and better invest a loan, and the importance of vaccination against Covid-19. Every two months, they have access to health services.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for your valuable participation in this effort! You are helping these women to have a future.