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Total loan: $4,775

Nueva Florecita Group

Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a variety of colorful thread/yarn to make colorful traditional blouses called “huipiles,” as well as backpacks.


Nueva Florecita Group's story

The department/state of Quiche is the home of a pre-Colombian national monument called “Utatlán Gumarcaj.” It is also the home of seven motivated ladies who have formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nueva Florecita” and are beginning their sixth loan cycle with Kiva. They meet monthly to make payments on their loans and to participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and healthcare services. Because the women have an average of three years of formal education, they are eager to acquire basic business tools and learn about health, hygiene, nutrition, and how to empower themselves.

Dominga, a 57-year-old mother of four children between the ages of 34-45, is a member of the group with no formal education. She has worked hard so that her children could have at least two or three years of formal education. Dominga has a traditional textile business and her children work with her to create income for the family. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy a variety of colorful thread/yarn to make colorful traditional blouses called “huipiles,” as well as backpacks. She wants to continue to expand the business and employ other people who in turn can create income for their own families.

Dominga and her friends are most grateful to Kiva investors for funding their much needed loans. Thank you Kiva investors and Happy Holidays!