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Total loan: $6,350

Flor Del Campo Group

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Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Food

Flor Del Campo Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more ice cream cones and ingredients such as milk, sugar and coconut for her ice cream business.

Flor Del Campo Group's story

Rosario is the president of the Communal Bank of Friendship Bridge’s Flor del Campo" group. She is married and the mother of seven children over the age of seven who are receiving a formal education. She shares: "I grew up in a home with limitations and did not attend school. But my parents taught me how to start a business."

There are ten women in this communal bank who are Mayan K’iche’ (the boy in the photo is the son of a borrower). They have businesses including selling traditional ice cream and backpacks, raising animals and making textiles. They are from the Department (state) of Totonicapán.

In the Republic of Guatemala, it is common to see men and women preparing and selling delicious artisanal ice creams from wooden carts. These carts carry ingredients such as milk, sugar and vanilla, and are placed in a cone made of flour. Rosario is dedicated to this business. She is applying for her first Kiva loan to invest in her business by buying more ice cream cones and ingredients such as milk, sugar and coconut.

Due to the coronavirus, the women cannot leave their apartments to sell in other markets, and there is also no transportation. So, they are selling within their community. Since this month they will not meet physically, their facilitator will inform them via cell phone about the importance of hygiene, disinfecting surfaces, washing hands, wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

The Puente de Amistad Microcredit Plus program offering loans, education and health benefits is valuable for these women. So is the generosity of Kiva lenders. Thank you!