Rosa, a young Mayan woman with a dream to become a nurse. She dropped out of school cause she had to work in the fields and help feed her brothers. After she got a $200 microfinance loan from Grameen Guatemala Microfinance she started a weaving business. Using the money she earned from weaving business she managed to get back to school. Something so small like a $200 loan made a huge impact in her life and her dream to become a nurse became much closer.

She graduated with 27 years with a pre-medical degree. Since January, she has been attending Nursing School at the University of Sololá and is also taking an internship at the Mayan Families Charlie Gomez Medical Clinic to supplement her studies. In addition, she continues to work with her mother to produce gorgeous handmade fabrics, which you can buy too.