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Total loan: $5,000

Flor De Alejandria Group

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Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, Solola, Guatemala / Services

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A loan helped to buy apron material, fabrics, threads, and needles in order to accommodate her clients' increased demands for end of the year graduations and gifts.


Flor De Alejandria Group's story

Guatemala's Western Highlands is the location of the department/state of Sololá and the home of the Maya K'iche Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Flor de Alejandria".

The group is made up of seven women who are all mothers and have an average age of 30 years. One of the 30 year olds is Guadalupe who is the Secretary and is the most educated, having completed the eighth grade. The others have no formal education, which is why Friendship Bridge created the "Microcredit Plus" program of non-formal education. They realized that their clients needed to have specialized trainings in four primary areas: business, health, family and women, in order to succeed in their businesses. Each month the women participate in a lesson like business management - learning how to budget, control expenses, save, and invest.

Guadalupe is married with two children who are attending school. She is a seamstress who makes gorgeous aprons, embroiders traditional blouses called “huipiles” and weaves the typical wrap around skirts called “cortes”. She is requesting a loan to buy apron material, fabrics, threads, and needles in order to accommodate her clients' increased demands for end of the year graduations & gifts.

Guadalupe and the women of "Flor de Alejandría" are grateful for the trust Kiva lenders provide by granting them loans to inject working capital into their businesses and generate extra income to help their families' have better health and brighter futures. Thank you for your generosity and kindness!