A loan of $1,875 helped a member working capital.

Ukotzijal Chotacaj Group's story

Doña Juana Vicenta Hernández, age 40, is married and has studied crafts. She sells traditional clothing for women and is responsible, honest and courteous. Seeing the need to obtain a bit of capital, she and a few neighbors who have known each other for a long time decided to organize a small group in order to get it. They have applied for a group loan from ASDIR which will be used as working capital. They hope that they will be able to improve the demand from customers and their families’ living conditions.

The group is made up of ten women and called “UKOTZIJAL CHOTACAJ”, which translates as “Chotacaj Flower”. The group is located in Chotacaj Canton in the municipality and department of Totonicapán, Guatemala.

In this group: Juana Vicenta, Nicolasa Simeona, Vilma Veronica, Julia Josefina, Juana Teresa, Elena Cruz, Leticia Macaria, Florencia Bernabe, Jesus Florinda, Cayetana Antonia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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