A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy fabrics.

Mujeres De Honor Group's story

The “Mujeres de Honor” trust bank is located in Patzun, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The six women of this trust bank are involved in various businesses such as the sale of clothes, perfumes and poultry. Another member operates a bakery. As is the custom in several countries around the world, including Guatemala, many micro entrepreneurs take advantage of the holiday season at the end of the year to earn more for their business. Such is the case of Rebecca, a 38-year-old married woman who is a tailor.

She is the mother of three children, who currently attend kindergarten and 5th grade. Both Rebecca and her husband are business partners, and they work together. Neither of them completed primary school. They work hard to support their children’s education so that they can excel and perhaps attend college one day.

As the year-end holidays have arrived as well as the anticipated beginning of the new school year, Rebecca is quite busy. As there will be an increased demand for school uniforms, Rebecca has applied for a loan with Friendship Bridge so she can buy various kinds of fabrics and other materials necessary to sew clothing.

This is Rebecca's 4th loan cycle with Friendship Bridge. She states that she really likes the organization because it not only supports her financially with capital but also because of the monthly training she receives on various subjects such as, women's health, children's rights, business management, among others. She believes that all these topics enrich women’s lives and help them to understand how to live a better life.

Rebecca appreciates the support that her business is receiving through the KIVA investors. She wishes a Merry Christmas to all and a very happy and
blessed 2013.

In this group: Claudia Renee, Claudia Lisseth, Mirna Ninet, Rebeca, Rosa, Nancy Paola, Maria Del Carmen

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