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Total loan: $3,100

Flor De Chupol Group

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Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in buying thread wholesale.


Flor De Chupol Group's story

The majority of the 32,000 women in the "Microcrédito Plus" program through Friendship Bridge (loans, education and health) learn to weave and embroider as children instead of finishing school.
However, as adults, many of them convert their talents into businesses. This is the case of Juana, who is 30 years old. She shares: "I have a primary education and I am proud to say that I have seven years of experience running a business weaving and embroidering traditional clothing, such as embroidered blouses, belts and sashes.
To complete the orders on time, she employs three women. She is pleased to contribute to the development of families in her community. Juana is married and is the mother of 5 children (from 6 months to 15 years). Together with her husband, she works to provide them a primary education.
She is requesting her sixth loan from Kiva to by thread wholesale.
There are 7 Maya K'iche woman in the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge, “Flor de Chupol” who live in the rural area of the department/state of Quiché. The businesses of these women are all weaving and embroidering textiles. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they participate in educational talks based on themes relevant to their lives. Some include information about their businesses, nutrition, health, hygiene and spending priorities. One important and useful theme for Juana has been about the importance of getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
Thank you Kiva investors for your support and for financing this loan!