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Total loan: $4,025

Flores De Duraznos Group

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Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chickens and pigs to raise and to remodel their corrals.


Flores De Duraznos Group's story

Nine women formed the Friendship Bridge trust bank Flores de Duraznos. They are from a rural area of the department of Totonicapán in the highlands of Guatemala known for its hot springs and cold climate. They are sucessful businesswomen. Some embroider traditional Mayan clothing like huipiles (blouses), cortes (tube skirts), and fajas (sashes). Others raise animals or sell food like tamales. They are seeking a Kiva loan to boost their businesses and increase profits.

One of the members of Flores de Duraznos is 51-year-old Antonia. She has eight adult children, whom she helped obtain primary-school educations. She did not go to school herself, but that did not stop her from establishing a small operation raising chickens, pigs, and goats to help support her family. She is seeking a Kiva loan to buy chickens and pigs to raise and to remodel their corrals.

Antonia and the other members of Flores de Duraznos participate in Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program of loans, education, and healthcare. In their monthly meetings, they receive lessons about one of four themes: business, health, family, and women’s issues. Antonia says, “I’m putting into practice what I’ve learned in those meetings, especially about women’s rights and self-esteem.”

Thank you, Kiva, for supporting Antonia and the other members of Flores de Duraznos.