A loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of thread.

Tejedoras De Sajputa Group's story

The traditional colorful clothing and textiles of the Maya in Guatemala are proudly worn. They are admired throughout the world. The traditional blouses or “huipiles” are woven and often embroidered with colorful birds, flowers and more. Each town has its own pattern and style.

Margarita, a talented, separated (1 yr.), mother of an 8-year-old daughter, is a weaver. Four years ago, she began to embroider and weave “huipiles”, belts, and utility cloths. Margarita delivers one “huipil” each week. She understands the importance of education and will set aside some of her income for her daughter who is in the 2nd grade. Margarita has a 9th grade education. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy a large quantity of thread in various colors.

Margarita has joined 6 other Maya Ixil women, who live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche, to participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. All of these ladies weave and embroider like Margarita. They meet monthly, make loan payments and participate in interactive educational training sessions designed by a Facilitator. Topics are relevant to their lives and drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, women. Every other month, they can anticipate a visit by a nurse who speaks their Maya Ixil language, and offers all kinds of basic services, consults and exams.

Kiva investors help give Margarita and her friends hope for a brighter future. Thank you to each of you!

In this group: Maria, Jacinta, Marta, Juana , Feliciana , Feliciana Nohemi , Margarita Roselia

This loan is special because:

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

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