Total loan: $3,975

Flor Camarosa 3 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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Flor Camarosa 3 Group's story

Marta is 32-years-old and she has three children. She has five siblings. Her childhood was lived in the fields, because she helped her father grow coffee and beans.

She learned to weave in a backstrap loom when she was 12, her neighbors began asking her to made huipiles. This income let her help her parents with their expenses. She married at the age of 23.

One of her neighbors told her there was an institution that helped women to begin a business activity, Chajulense Association of Women United for Life. This year she got her third credit, the loans have allowed her to expand her knitting activity, producing and selling huipiles. This year she will expand her business buying thread of different colors.

The loans she has taken from the Association of United Women for Life have been of great help to her. She has been able to expand her sale of huipiles, increasing her income and earnings, which allowed her to improve the food and clothing of her children, and give them the opportunity to continue studying.

Marta is the leader of Flor de Camarosa 3, the group is integrated by six women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will use their loan for textile 33%, and agriculture 67%. On average, each member of the group has 3 children, the average age of the members of the group is 53 years old. 83% are illiterate, and 17% ended their secondary education.