Microloans Help Guatemalan Women Reach Their Goals

by MayaWorks

Microloans Help Guatemalan Women Reach Their Goals

Microloans Help Guatemalan Women Reach Their Goals
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Angela works on her sewing machine

Angela works on her sewing machine
Angela used her microloan to purchase a sewing machine. Now she's able to take on more work creating conference items for buyers in the United States. (view small | med | large | orig)

Vicenta prepares to water her crops

Vicenta prepares to water her crops
Vicenta used her first microloan to bring running water to her home. Now she's able to plant crops that she sells in the local market. (view small | med | large | orig)

Vicenta works in her strawberry field

Vicenta works in her strawberry field
After paying off her first microloan, Vicenta took out another loan to purchase strawberry seed. She loves spending time tending to her strawberries. The profits from the harvest allow her to contribute to the family income. (view small | med | large | orig)

Margarita raises pigs

Margarita raises pigs
Margarita uses her microloan to raise pigs. When they are ready to be sold, Margarita travels to the town market to sell them at a profit. (view small | med | large | orig)

Santa warps her loom

Santa warps her loom
Santa recently purchased a warp and other important equipment for her loom with a microloan. Now she is able to make a living weaving fabric by the yard in her home. (view small | med | large | orig)

Francisca harvests blackberries

Francisca harvests blackberries
With a MayaWorks microloan, Francisca plants blackberry crops. When the fruit is ready, she sells them to exporters who pay her a fair price for her blackberries. (view small | med | large | orig)

Arcadia loves her dairy cow

Arcadia loves her dairy cow
Arcadia bought a dairy cow with her microloan. Every day neighbors buy fresh milk from her. (view small | med | large | orig)

Marta in her potato field with loan supervisors.

Marta in her potato field with loan supervisors.
Photo from Progress Report 'Microloan Support Makes for Successful Projects' (view small | med | large | orig)

Micro-loans are used to expand weaving businesses.

Micro-loans are used to expand weaving businesses.
Photo from Progress Report 'Microloans In Villages of the Central Highlands of Guatemala' (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

MayaWorks

Location: Berwyn, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mayaworks.org
Project Leader:
Jeannie Balanda
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois United States