A loan helped a member to buy more fabric for her traditional textile business.


Fuente De Agua Viva Group's story

The traditional blouses, or “huipiles,” from the area of Nahuala are distinctive, because of the use of dye that will intentionally run onto the white base fabric. Ana, a 19 year old married member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank, “Fuente de Agua Viva,” embroiders these textile treasures with the cross stitch technique. She began this business 3 months ago and travels twice monthly to deliver an average of 4 “huipiles.” She is in her 4th loan cycle and would like an additional loan to buy more fabric to expand the business.

Ana looks forward to the monthly meetings of her Trust Bank located in the department/state of Solola. There are 6 other Maya K’iche women in the group. A Facilitator is also present who engages the ladies in interactive educational sessions, a critical component of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and healthcare services. Topics are relevant to their lives and drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, and women. Learning about effective business management tools like budgeting, planning, investing, and savings helps the women with their businesses that include animal husbandry, traditional textile embroidery, and aluminum tableware sales. Because the health care system in Guatemala is very poor, these women have access to basic health care services every other month, when a visiting nurse comes to their rural area in the department/state of Solola and offers consults and exams.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for extending a helping hand!

In this group: Francisca , Pascuala , Dominga , Catarina , Manuela Cristina , Magdalena , Ana Alicia


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



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