Total loan: $4,425

Flor Del Campo Chuacorral Group

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Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Arts

Flor Del Campo Chuacorral Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy 3 floor looms and a large quantity of thread.

Flor Del Campo Chuacorral Group's story

Sulma, a 21-year-old married entrepreneur, completed nine years of formal education and manages a successful weaving business. Her husband also weaves traditional wrap around skirts called “cortes”. Sulma has eight workers who are able to help her deliver 15 “cortes” each month. These “cortes” are part of the traditional “traje” or “outfits” that the Mayan women proudly wear. It is a way for them to preserve their cultural identity. Sulma is requesting a Kiva loan to buy three floor looms and a large quantity of thread.

Nine Maya “K’iche” women, including Sulma, have joined together to participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational training sessions and health care services. She has been elected Secretary of the group. The ladies live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan. They have weaving businesses, convenience stores and embroider colorful traditional blouses called “huipiles”. This is their first Kiva loan! They enthusiastically participate in the interactive educational sessions that cover every day topics like nutrition, health, hygiene and the use of medicinal plants. They obtain basic business tools as well. Every two months, they have the option of being with a visiting nurse who offers all kinds of consults, exams and services.

Kiva investors are highly valued for lending a helping hand to Sulma and her friends. Thank you!