Total loan: $4,700

Las Cruces Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Arts

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

A loan helped to buy a large quantity of thread at the wholesale level.

Las Cruces Group's story

Traditional woven wrap around skirts called “cortes” often have intricate patterns and are proudly worn by Mayan ladies. Floridalma, a 34-year-old single mother of two children (aged four and 10) weaves these skirts along with two employees.

She lives in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan. With some of her income, she will be able to continue to send her older child to school and cover household expenses for both children.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy a large quantity of thread at the wholesale level.

Floridalma, along with seven other ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Cruces.” These women pour their energy into their businesses and because of the pandemic and limited transportation, offer their products on social media (Facebook, Whatsapp) and to their neighbors.

They have learned how to navigate social media from their monthly educational training sessions (business, health, family, women), part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care. They have learned about the importance of social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands. Every other month, they have access to free health care services.

These ladies are so very appreciative of the helping hand of Kiva investors. Thank you to each of you for learning about them and for funding their loans!