Total loan: $4,175

Flor Camarosa 2 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Clothing

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A loan helped buy thread of different colors to expand her typical fabric activity.

Flor Camarosa 2 Group's story

Catarina is 36 years old, married at the age of 24, and she has four children. One of five siblings, she studied only up to third grade; she could not continue studying due to their parents' lack of financial resources.

When she was 10 years old her father took her to the fields to cut coffee. At the age of 12, she began working as a maid, washing dishes and clothes, cleaning for a woman and her house.

She got information of the credits that Chajulense Association of Women United for Life offered, talked with her husband and they decided to get their first credit. With her first credit, she invested in beginning her typical fabric activity. With her second and third credit, she expanded her typical tissue activity. This year she will buy threads of different colors. Her sale of rebozos (a cross between a scarf and a shawl) and napkins has led to Catarina's skill getting better and better.

Her loans has been a great help for her. Catarina has been able to support her husband to give her children the opportunity to study and have a better future.

Catarina is the leader of Flor de Camarosa 2 Group. The group is composed of six women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will use their loan for textiles (67%) and agriculture (33%). On average, each member of the group has three children, with the average age of the members of the group being 40 years old. Some 49% are illiterate; 17% did not end their Primary education, 17% ended their Primary education, and 17% studied to the ninth grade.