Total loan: $3,350
Flor Del Campo Patzuneras Group
Cajobal, Patzun, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Arts
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A loan helped to invest in more materials, including different types of thread for her embroidery business.
Flor Del Campo Patzuneras Group's story
Patzun is a place located in the department (state) of Chimaltenango. Chimaltenango as a whole has a population of almost half a million. Most inhabitants of this area are Kakchiquel Mayan descent, and most speak in the indigenous language of Cakchiquel. This area is considered an agricultural region with many working in crop cultivation and raising animals. The trust bank “Flor de Campo Las Patzuneras” is in Patzun. The group is comprised of nine women who are currently in their second cycle of a Kiva loan. The women in this group have a range of businesses, including a tortilleria, the raising of animals, and the selling of artisanal products. One member of the group is Irma. Irma is 38 years old and has three children (ages 12, 9, and 1). Irma graduated from high school, which is a huge accomplishment in this area of Guatemala where most rural women do not complete beyond the 6th grade. Her eldest two children are currently in school as well, and she plans on using her increased earnings to continue to support their education. Irma has a business selling huipiles that she embroiders. She plans on using her loan to invest in more materials, including different types of thread. Ultimately, she hopes that through her participation with Friendship Bridge she will be able to strengthen her business and have more capital in the future. Thanks, Kiva Investors, for giving women like Irma a chance to increase their capital and grow their futures.