A loan of $2,200 helped a member increase working capital.

Flor De Rosa Group's story

This group consists of eight women and two men who lives in the small village of Chivarreto, department of Totonicapán. The group was formed six months ago so the members could start working together to sell their products in the San Francisco El Alto market, located approximately 15 kilometers from where they live. Currently some of the female members make a living raising pig, cattle and chicken, while the two men work buying and selling clothing (skirts, shirts, etc.), which some of the other members make as part of their craftwork. For the members who raise the animals, it takes two months to fatten the livestock up to sell them at the nearby market. At present, the members want to increase their working capital, which is why they are turning to Kiva's partner to acquire a loan for them all to use. They think that with time their work will increase their profits as well as their monthly income, and in this way they can improve the quality of life for their families.

In this group: Julia, Santos, Susana, Juan, Juana, Francisca Maria, Antonia, Silverio, Petrona, Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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