A loan helped a member to increase the textile business, Juana requests the 1st loan from Kiva to buy yarn in various colors at the wholesale level.


Tejedoras De Pasayeneba Group's story

The Communal Bank "Tejederas de Pasayeneba" was named because all the members of the group are dedicated to weaving traditional blouses called "huipiles". They are 11 Maya K’iché women who live in the rural area of ​​the Department (state) of Sololá. For them it is important to keep their mother tongue. For this reason they teach their children to speak it, so that the culture continues. This is Kiva's 1st loan cycle for them and they would like to invest capital in the textile business.

Juana is a member of the group, and is a 38-year-old married woman. As her husband works as a day laborer, the income is not enough to cover the expenses of her 5 children (9 to 20 years old). She has 5 years of education and considers it important that her children have better opportunities. For this reason Juana sends her children to primary and secondary school. To generate income, Juana is dedicated to knitting “huipiles” colored blouses on a waist loom. Orders are increasing and Juana needs more supplies. She is requesting the 1st loan from Kiva to buy yarn in various colors at the wholesale level.

Women have an average of 3 years of formal education, so monthly educational training is vital to their success. An organization facilitator teaches them how to manage their businesses (budget, investment, savings) and family care (nutrition, hygiene, health). They also receive health services. This program is called Microcredit Plus.

Thank you, Kiva lenders!

In this group: Teresa , Maria , Eva Josefina , Catarina , Magdalena , Juana Cristina , Isabel , Magdalena , Catarina , Catarina , Manuela Sabina


This loan is special because:

Clients receive in-depth trainings on business, health, over-indebtedness, and self-esteem.



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