Total loan: $2,975

Florecitas De Patzun Group

Cajobal, Patzun, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Clothing

Florecitas De Patzun Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy colorful traditional blouses or “huipiles”, wrap-around woven tube skirts or “cortes, elaborate belts or “fajas” & heavily decorated aprons or “delantales” to sell.

Florecitas De Patzun Group's story

This is the third Kiva loan cycle for the eight Maya Kaqchikel ladies in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Florecitas de Patzun,” located in the department of Chimaltenango. They are proud of their culture, language & history. They are determined to pass traditions down from one generation to another, including their colorful style of traditional dress.

The women are requesting a Kiva loan to invest in their businesses selling delicious fresh tortillas, new/used clothing, & medicines. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make payments on their loans & participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational training (business, health, family, women) & healthcare services.

There are few, if any, governmental services or banks to supply loans to them, so the program is of huge benefit.

Dina, a 29 -year-old mother of a three-year-old daughter, has a teaching certificate but devotes her energy to her store where she sells new & used traditional clothing. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy fabric, colorful traditional blouses or “huipiles”, wrap around woven tube skirts or “cortes, elaborate belts or “fajas” & heavily decorated aprons or “delantales”. All of these items are part of the “traje” or “outfit” that Maya ladies wear. Dina wants to buy both used & new textiles to restock her inventory. She dreams of a brighter future for her daughter with more opportunities for success.

Thank you, KIVA investors!!