A loan helped a member to buy multicolored yarn, fabrics and racks.

Mujeres Benditas Group's story

For the Guatemalan population, textiles are synonymous with cultural heritage, in addition to being a generation of income and development for many families. For Claudia, the embroidery of huipiles typical of "blouses" has allowed her to develop as a small businesswoman.

She expresses, “I am 22 years old, I am married and I have two children (5 and 2 years old). Thanks to the business, I can support my husband with household expenses, I have the necessary resources for the well-being of my children and I can provide them with a complete education. I am a responsible mother."

Claudia gives out three huipiles a month. Claudia wants to continue investing in the business and needs a loan to do so. She requests a fourth loan from Kiva to buy multicolored yarn, fabrics and racks.

Claudia and 10 other women are Kaqchiquel-speaking Mayans and live in the Department (state) of Chimaltenango. They are part of the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Mujeres Benditas." These women are added to the more than 32,000 women who benefit from Puente de Amistad's "Microcredit Plus" program (small loans, training, health). As these women have little or no education, training is essential to learn how to take care of their health, raise their self-esteem, maintain good control of finances and make use of technology to promote their products. The women thank Kiva's lenders for their support in these times of crisis.

In this group: Maria Eulalia , Estefana , Maria Herlinda , Margarita , Maria, Rosa Mirian , Claudia Maribel , Jacqueline Blandy , Sonia Maribel , Sandra Anavela, Maria Florinda

This loan is special because:

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

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