Total loan: $6,050

Dios Es Amor Group

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Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase additional thread and fabric.

Dios Es Amor Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Dios es Amor”, meaning “God is Love”, is composed of eleven women from rural Quiche in northwestern Guatemala. Most of them are mothers and are responsible for 30 children. They are hardworking and have the collective goal of improving their own and their families' lives. Antonia is a 47-year-old member of the Trust Bank. Unfortunately, due to the lack of economic resources, she only attended school for one year. Along with her siblings, she was forced to work at an early age. Because of her efforts and dedication, Antonia learned many sewing techniques nine years ago. She began a textile business and now employs eight people from her community. She supplies them with thread, yarn and fabric and they transform these raw materials into napkins, tablecloths and aprons. Her husband is also involved in the business. Antonia is able to deliver 55-60 dozen items per week! Antonia is currently requesting a new loan, which she will use to purchase additional thread and fabric. She will use the proceeds to maintain and expand her current business with the ultimate goal of finding new customers in order to generate increased income. She wants to see each family involved in her business improve their standard of living with better food and more education for the children. Four of Antonia’s six children are in school and she visualizes them attending college! The ladies of the “Dios es Amor” Trust Bank extend their heartfelt gratitude to KIVA investors for funding their loans. They have the ambition and drive to improve their lives and the loans are a wonderful vehicle to help them help themselves. Thank you KIVA investors!