Total loan: $2,800

Flor De Pasac Group

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Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a variety of fabrics to continue embroidering and meet customer demand.

Flor De Pasac Group's story

Women are characterized by seeking ways to earn money in order to improve living conditions for themselves and their families, as demonstrated by Joba, one of the members of a Community Bank of Friendship Bridge and Flor de Pasac Group. Joba is 23 years old and attended school for three years. She is raising her 5-month-old son with her husband.

A few years ago she saw the opportunity to undertake two businesses: embroidery of "huipiles" or typical blouses, using the crosshead technique; and preparation of delicious food, such as french fries. Thanks to these gains, Joba is building better living conditions for herself and her family. She is requesting the first Kiva loan to invest in her textile business. Joba will buy a variety of fabrics to continue embroidering and meet customer demand.

There are seven women of K'iche’ Mayan descent who are part of this communal bank. They live in the rural area of ​​the department (state) of Totonicapán and sell bread, fish, and secondhand clothes. Others have small farms of pigs, chickens and sheep.

They meet monthly to participate in educational training and every two months have access to basic health services. The combination of loans, education, and health is called Microcredit Plus. Educational training is vital to the group's success and covers four themes: business, health, women, and family.

The helping hand from Kiva lenders towards Communal Bank Puente de Amistad allows Mayan women to reach another level of integral development. Thank you!