Total loan: $3,025

Flor Del Paisaje Group

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Solola, Solola, Guatemala / Arts

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

A loan helped to purchase multi-color thread cones at the wholesale level.

Flor Del Paisaje Group's story

Single mothers around the world need to seek business opportunities to generate income while meeting the needs of their children and taking care of their homes. An important common goal is to provide children with a well-rounded education so that they can enjoy a more prosperous future.

That is what Magdalena, 47, and mother of 6 children over 18, has as her goal. With a lot of effort, Magdalena was able to send all of her children to high school. Although Magdalena only completed 4 years of elementary school, she is determined to succeed in her own textile business of colorful typical blouses.

She is currently applying for the fourth loan from KIVA to purchase multi-color thread cones at the wholesale level.

Magdalena has lived all her life in a rural area of department / state of Sololá, and is a member of the Community Bank of Puente de Amistad “Flor del Landscape” along with six other women. They all speak their native Mayan language "K'iche '."

These women participate in Puente de Amistad's “Microcredit Plus” program that combines small loans, monthly educational sessions, and bi-monthly medical visits. Monthly educational training talks cover one aspect of four themes: health, family, women, business.

KIVA lenders, in partnership with Puente de Amistad, are opening doors for Magdalena and her friends. Thank you!