Total loan: $4,325

Rosas De Villalinda Patzun Group

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Patzun, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy firewood, corn, and gas in bulk.

Rosas De Villalinda Patzun Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Rosa de Villa Linda Patzun” is located in a fertile agricultural valley in the department/state of Chimaltenango. There are 9 Kaqchikel speaking members who are looking forward to receiving their 1st KIVA loan and investing the new capital into their small businesses selling clothesline products, convenience store items, bakery items, embroidered textiles, traditional clothes, vegetables, and traditionally prepared foods like tamales and chuchitos. As they repay their loans, they also attend monthly sessions with a Facilitator who provides beneficial sessions in business management, women's issues, and health care that are a part of the "Microcredit Plus" program.

Meiry is a member who is 23 years old, married, and has a 4-year-old daughter. Meiry is the only member who speaks Spanish and does not wear the traditional Maya clothing of embroidered blouse (huipil), woven belt (faja) and skirt (corte). Her husband is a bus driver and they live in a traditional concrete-block house with a tin roof. Although she only has a 3rd-grade education, Meiry has successfully grown her tortilla-making business, as well as her food-preparation business making stuffed peppers and traditional sweets like honeyed peaches. She is requesting a loan to buy firewood, corn, and gas in bulk.

The women of “Rosa de Villa Linda Patzun” are very grateful to KIVA investors for helping them to make the lives and them and their better! Thank you!