Total loan: $3,325

Azucenas De Chuasiguan Group

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

Azucenas De Chuasiguan Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy flour, yeast and sugar at the wholesale level.

Azucenas De Chuasiguan Group's story

There are seven Maya K’iche women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Azucenas de Chuasiguan” who live in the department/state of Totonicapan. They weave colorful traditional wrap around skirts or “cortes”, embroider traditional clothing, or work in their bakeries selling all kinds of delicious pastries and breads.

They are requesting their first Kiva loan. They have learned how to plan, budget and invest in their monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. They also acquire essential information about health, hygiene, and nutrition, as well as women’s and children’s rights in their monthly meetings. Their #1 priority is to educate their children because they have little or no formal education.

Felisa, a 21-year-old member of the group, is fortunate to have gone to school for nine years. She is married with two children over the age of a year. She has a small bakery and employs three workers to help fill orders. Her employees are then able to support their own families!

Felisa needs a Kiva loan to invest in buying flour, yeast and sugar at the wholesale level. She is determined to have a successful business, educated children and a higher standard of living.

Without a doubt, Kiva lenders are a fundamental pillar in the lives of women like Felisa. Thank you, Kiva lenders! Happy New Year!