Total loan: $4,975

Flor De Tzununa Group

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Santa Cruz la laguna, Solola, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase new materials, so that she may more effectively produce traditonal textiles.

Flor De Tzununa Group's story

Leaving port from the shores of Panajachel and taking a smooth, 25 minute boat ride due west and you will find yourself in the community of Tzununa, Guatemala. After walking further up inland, the village becomes spread out and sparse as you pan across the beautiful mountainside that makes up the home of communal bank “Flor de Tzununa”.

Maria, the group’s treasurer, is 21 years old who offers the most delightful air of charm that spreads every time she speaks. Not being married or having children, Maria is able to dedicate all of her time to her business that helped get its start from Friendship Bridge just over two cycles ago.

Maria produces and sells intricately and uniquely designed huipiles, skirts, and bordering in her local and surrounding communities. In order to increase her business, Maria is asking for a loan from Kiva in order to purchase new materials so that she may more effectively produce goods as wells as offer a wider variety of fabric to satisfy her customers growing demands. Maria remarked how Friendship Bridge and the loans she has received have helped her in ways that she could not have imagined. The new loan that Maria will receive will surely boost her to an even greater quality of life while simultaneously increasing her appreciation for the help she is receiving.
Aside from the loan that she receive, Maria, and the rest of the 22,000 clients, receives a monthly non-formal education session touching on various topics of personal development. Thank you Kiva investors for the continued confidence in Friendship Bridge and the women of Guatemala!