Total loan: $2,975

Flor Del Campo Patzuneras Group

Cajobal, Patzun, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy catalogue products and seasonal fruit at the wholesale level.

Flor Del Campo Patzuneras Group's story

“Flor Del Campo Patzuneras” is the name that 7 Maya Kaqchikel women have given to their Friendship Bridge Trust Bank, in the department/state of Chimaltenango. They sell basic food items, fruit, traditional textiles, and catalogue products. They are in the beginning of their 4th KIVA loan cycle, and are excited about expanding their small businesses. The women learn to manage their loans in their monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. They learn about one of 3 main topics: business, health, or family. Because they have little or no formal education, these sessions are vital to their success as businesswomen, and family members.

The President of the group is Herbi. She is 54 years old, and the mother of 4 children; their ages range from 16 to 29 years old. Herbi went to school for 9 years, and she wants to see each of her children have a complete education. She has 2 businesses: selling catalogue products and selling fresh fruit. She sells to her neighbors, family members, and friends. Herbi is requesting a KIVA loan to buy catalogue products and seasonal fruit at the wholesale level.

The success of Herbi and her friends would not be possible without the support of KIVA investors partnering with Friendship Bridge. Thank you to each of you for believing in them, and funding their much-appreciated loans!