Total loan: $2,900

Mujeres De Palestina Group

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San Francisco Zapotitlán, Suchitepéquez, , Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy high-quality thread.

Mujeres De Palestina Group's story

The cultural richness of the Maya is displayed in their traditional colorful Guatemalan outfits, or “traje.” Each village has its own unique colors and designs woven on back strap or floor looms, which often are embroidered with beautiful flowers and geometric designs. Flor, a 26-year-old married mother of 2 children (4 and 5) weaves traditional table coverings and utility cloths. She is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy a variety of high-quality thread in various colors. The child in the photo is the son of one of the clients.

Flor has joined 6 other Maya K’iche ladies who live in a rural area in the state/department of Suchitepequez and formed the trust bank Mujeres de Palestina. Their monthly educational sessions are essential to their success as women, mothers, and entrepreneurs. Topics range from business-management practices and self-esteem to nutrition, hygiene, and health. The ladies learn about the importance of face coverings, keeping social distance, and hand washing. Flor shares, “The trainings about how to manage my loan and my business are really useful.” Every other month, the women have access to basic health care services delivered by a visiting nurse who speaks their Maya K’iche language. She offers family-planning consults, breast exams, blood sugar checks, and more. This useful combination of loans, education, and health care is called Microcredit Plus.

Kiva's investors are helping these ladies find their own solutions to poverty. Thank you!