Total loan: $3,875

Flor De Pascua Chuculjuyup Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Arts

Flor De Pascua Chuculjuyup Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy high quality thread and fabric for traditional weaving as well as an ewe.

Flor De Pascua Chuculjuyup Group's story

Maya women have been sitting on the ground weaving colorful textiles on their backstrap looms for millenia. Mothers teach their daughters from one generation to another keeping the tradition alive. Ana is a talented, 50 year old textile artisan weaving traditional blouses or “huipiles” complete with elaborate colorful designs from her community in the department/state of Totonicapan. The business is important to her and allowed her to send her 3 grown children (23-30) through high school. Ana has 2 employees.

She is requesting her 1st KIVA loan to buy a variety of high quality thread and fabric in various colors, as well as a ewe because she would like to start raising sheep.

Ana is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Flor de Pascua Chuculjuyup”. There are 7 other ladies in the group who meet monthly and participate in educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. A Facilitator engages the women with games, role playing, pictures and diagrams. They appreciate learning about an aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, business. Every 2 months, the women have the opportunity to have basic health care services delivered by a visiting nurse who is sensitive to their needs. She offers them consults about family planning and exams like blood pressure, blood sugar checks and PAP smears.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for the vital role you play in the lives of Ana and her friends!