Total loan: $4,850

Las Florecitas 4 Group

Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy plastic products, gifts, decorative products, cereals, milk, and ice cream to expand her business.

Las Florecitas 4 Group's story

María is 37 years old. She was 18 months when her father died, and she was raised by her mother. María could study to the 6th grade. She is married and has four children. She learned of the credit opportunities Chajulense Association of Women United for Life offered because her mother-in-law told her.

This year she will get her tenth credit. Her first credit she invested in buying thread to weave, the second she invested in selling snacks, the third credit she bought a freezer to sell ice cream and choco bananas, and with her fourth credit she invested buying and selling wicker baskets. Since her sixth credit, María has invested in her miscellaneous shop.

This year’s credit will let her expand her business by buying plastic products, gifts, decorative products, cereals, milk, and ice cream. She feels grateful with the Association, because her business activities let her help with family expenses and the education of her children.

María is the leader of Las Florecitas 4. The group is integrated by six women, and all are from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will use their loan for textile 71%, agriculture 14% and retail 15%. On average, each member of the group has three children, and the average age of the members of the group is 33 years old, and 58% are illiterate, 28% did not end their primary education, 14% ended their primary education.