Total loan: $5,350

Flor Del Campo Group

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Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy more new and used traditional skirts (”cortes”).

Flor Del Campo Group's story

Fifty-nine year old Jacinta is one of the most talented textile artisans in the “Handmade by Friendship Bridge” advanced artisan program. The program is another “plus” in the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Jacinta is married, the mother of 5 children over the age of 18 and all went to high school. Four of her children are married and she is a grandmother of 5. Her youngest daughter studies at University.

Twenty eight years ago, she began her textile business and now makes cosmetic bags, purses, computer cases and more from recycled colorful traditional textiles. She has a minimum of 4 employees depending on the season. Jacinta also sells throughout Guatemala and exports as well. She is requesting her 3rd Kiva loan to buy more new and used traditional skirts (”cortes”).

Eight Maya Kaqchikel women including Jacinta have formed the Trust Bank “Flor del Campo” in the department/state of Chimaltenango. They sell tortillas, American clothing, catalogue products, textiles and jewelry. Others have small convenience stores. Their monthly educational training in business, family, women and health are essential to their success. Recent topics concerned quality control, customer relations, exportation of products and empowerment. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services including exams, consults and family planning.

Jacinta and her friends send their gratitude to Kiva investors from all parts of the world!