Total loan: $5,700

Jardin De Rosas Group

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Mazatenango, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy fabric by the bolt.

Jardin De Rosas Group's story

Lilian is a 34-year-old mother of a 13-year-old daughter who is in the 7th grade. Lilian graduated from high school with a bookkeeping degree. She also attended a course learning about how to become a seamstress and completed it when she was 18 years old. When Lilian was 21, she opened her own business, and shortly afterwards, married and had her daughter. Her husband worked in the U.S., saving funds to build a home in Guatemala that included a 2nd story for the sewing workshop. Currently, Lilian has 5 sewing machines and 3 young women who work for her. She delivers orders by the dozen and specializes in clothes for weddings, special birthdays (like “quinceaneras"), and more. Lilian needs more fabric and is requesting her 2nd Kiva loan.

“Jardin de Rosas” or “Garden of Roses” is the name that 9 women including Lilian have given their Friendship Bridge Trust Bank. They live in the department/state of Suchitepequez. Their businesses range from selling shoes, jewelry, clothing, personal care products, corn, bread, and firewood to sewing workshops. Their monthly educational training sessions are vital to their success and cover 4 topics: health, business, women’s issues, and family matters. Recent topics were about effective business management practices, the dangers of over-indebtedness, and budgeting.

On behalf of the women, Lilian sends, “thank yous” to Kiva investors!