A loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of high quality thread in various colors.


Las Marias Chucalibal Group's story

Juana, 21 years old and single, lives with her parents and 7 siblings. Because her family is so large, she was only able to go to school for 6 years.

She is a disciplined and responsible entrepreneur who has a traditional textile business in the department/state of Quiche. Juana employs 3 other people in the business, who in turn are able to support their own families. Juana shares that weaving traditional textiles is an art that she learned from her grandmother. She is quite proud of her work.

Juana is requesting her 2nd KIVA loan as she needs to buy a large quantity of high quality thread in various colors.

“Las Marias Chucalibal” is the name of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank that Juana and 6 other women formed. They work hard at their businesses that include convenience stores, animal husbandry (poultry, pigs) and traditional textile production. At their monthly educational training sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services, the ladies learn about relevant topics related to business, family, women and health. Hygiene, nutrition and the use of medicinal plants are examples of a few of the topics that are covered. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Juana and her friends are taking steps toward a brighter future. Thank you, KIVA investors, for your kindness in funding these much needed loans!

In this group: Lucia , Josefa , Manuela , Pascuala , Juana Victoria , Juana , Anastasia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liliana S.


This loan is special because:

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



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