A loan helped a member to buy some vegetables as well as a variety of high-quality yarn so she can continue to embroider.

El Buen Samaritano De Xolcorra Group's story

Julia, a 28-year-old woman who lives with her husband and is the mother of 4 children (7 months - 10 years), continues the ancient tradition of embroidering with large metal frames. She is quite talented in embroidering colored/"huipil" blouses.

Julia is proud to help cover the household expenses as well as the education of two of her children. To earn additional income, Julia started a vegetable sale a year ago. Since business is growing, Julia is applying for her 2nd Kiva loan to buy a variety of high-quality yarns so she can continue to embroider, and also buy some vegetables.

Julia and 11 other Mayan K’iche women belong to the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad “El Buen Samaritano de Xolcorra” in the department/state of Totonicapán. These women's businesses range from selling fruits and vegetables to traditional textile manufacturing. An institution facilitator trains women and emphasizes the importance of good hygiene, physical distance, and the use of masks. Julia shares: “At this point in the coronavirus, this information is very helpful. The themes are important and quite relevant to staying healthy." The themes come from 4 areas: health, family, women, and business. Every two months, a visiting nurse cares for the women but during this time she communicates with them through her cell phone or WhatsApp.

Julia and her friends wish to say thank you to Kiva lenders and look forward to their support in financing this loan. Thank you!

In this group: Ana , Catarina , Angelina , Lucrecia , Sara Bonifacia , Maria , Ana Amalia , Catarina , Rosa , Maria Lux , Julia , Norma Elvira

This loan is special because:

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

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