Total loan: $4,925
Flor De Pasajoc Group
Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Clothing
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A loan helped She will buy traditional clothes such as “huipiles” blouses, “cuts” skirts and typical high quality aprons.
Flor De Pasajoc Group's story
Many of the women who participate in the "Microcredit Plus" program of Puente de Amistad from a young age began to conduct various businesses that in the long term become very profitable. Josefina has lived 24 years. She is a K’iche Mayan woman who lives in a rural area of the Department of Totonicapán. Josefina is a married woman and mother of 1 two-year-old child. She is an example of perseverance by having a varied traditional clothing business. Josefina wants to invest the 2nd Kiva loan to offer a variety of products for this new year. She will buy traditional clothes such as “huipiles” blouses, “cuts” skirts and typical high quality aprons. Josefina and eight other women from the Puente de Amistad Community Bank "Flor de Pasajoc" attended the first grades of the school. Despite the lack of schooling, they have advanced thanks to small businesses such as the sale of traditional clothing and the raising of pigs. Women also benefit from monthly training, where they learn about business, health, family, women. Josefina indicates that the issues about avoiding over-indebtedness and good investment have supported her to bring her business to success. A facilitator speaks to women in their Mayan language, and they understand more through images, figures and games. Twice a month, women attend health clinics, where they take blood pressure tests and plan their families. Women appreciate the generosity of KIVA lenders. Thank you to each one of you!