A loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of water purification filters.

Jardin De Maria Patzun Group's story

To Débora each piece of textile has a history behind it's making that represents dedication, family and values. It is a art that has transcended generations with a hard-working woman behind each loom. She is 47 years old and remembers very well as a youth perfecting the technique of embroidering “huipiles” traditional blouses. She currently has had her own business for 25 years. In order to generate other income she learned to decorate plastic baskets and sell household products.

Débora is married and together with her husband strives to provide better living conditions and education for her six children aged 11 and up. To fill her orders Débora employs five women. She wants to stock her inventory with household goods and is requesting her 3rd loan to buy a large quantity of water purification filters.

There are eight Kaqchikel Mayan women in the group. They have traditional textile businesses, make crafts and sell food and bed-clothing. Normally they get together each month to make their loan payments and participate in educational talks based on four topics: health, family, women and business. They also benefit receiving educational instruction about preventative health, empowerment and business and access medical services every two months through the Friendship Bridge's Microcredit Plus program.

Thank you Kiva lenders for your interest in these women and for financing their loans.

In this group: Narcisa , Maria , Brenda Elizabeth , Gloria Leticia , Julia Maria , Debora Ruth , Maria Luisa , Irma Alejandra

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo.

This loan is special because:

Clients receive in-depth trainings on business, health, over-indebtedness, and self-esteem.

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