Total loan: $5,050

Flor De Choxbajan Group

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Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy bedclothes.

Flor De Choxbajan Group's story

Veronica, a 32-year-old married mother of 5 children (9 mos.-11 yrs), works hard with her husband selling bedclothes in 10 markets in the western portion of Guatemala. They began the business 5 years ago. The couple and their children live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan. Part of their income is earmarked for the continuing education of two of their children who are in the 2nd and 4th grades. Veronica is requesting her 2nd KIVA loan to buy more bedclothing.

As the Treasurer of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Flor de Choxbajan”, it is Veronica’s job to keep track of loan payments. There are 6 other ladies in the group who have animal husbandry, traditional textile and bedclothing businesses. They meet monthly and participate in relevant educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. This is crucial to their success since they have little or no formal education.

Veronica was fortunate to have attended school for 5 years. Topics for these sessions are relevant to their lives and are drawn from 4 areas: business, family matters, women’s issues and health. Every two months, they have access to basic health care blood pressure checks, PAP smears and family planning consults.

KIVA investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are valued highly by Veronica and her friends. Thank you!!