Total loan: $2,675

Las Florecitas De Palomora Group

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San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Services

Las Florecitas De Palomora Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy 150 adornments that are known as “tornasol” for the colorful aprons that she makes.

Las Florecitas De Palomora Group's story

The 9 Maya K’iche ladies in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Florecitas de Palomora”, who live in a rural community in the department/state of Totonicapan are just beginning their 1st loan cycle with KIVA & will invest the funds in their textile (“delantales” or traditional aprons & other traditional clothing), food ( selling chicken meat per pound), & animal husbandry businesses. Others have convenience stores. The women are committed to working hard & raising their standard of living. Juana, a single 33 year old mother with a 14 year old son, is very proud that he has reached the 8th grade. She was only able to attend school through the 6th grade. Juana makes colorful traditional aprons. She delivers 3 dozen of them every 15 days. Juana has 2 employees who support their own families. With KIVA loan, Juana will invest in buying 150 adornments that are known as “tornasol” for the colorful aprons that she makes. The women happily participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, education, healthcare services) of Friendship Bridge. Since they have little or no formal education, the educational training that touch upon an aspect of business, health, women & family, are essential to their success. Monthly classes are designed by a Facilitator who uses pictures, diagrams, role playing & games to share the information. The women are eager to learn. Thank you, KIVA investors, for the essential role you play in the lives of Juana & her friends. They are now able to step into a brighter future!