A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy pigs.

Mujeres Mayas De Chopuerta Group's story

Sebastiana, 42, is married. She never had the opportunity to go to school. She has five children four of whom are in school. She does domestic chores and raises animals. She started the work raising chickens and to date has four years’ experience. Her husband helps out farming corn.

She decides to organize a group to request a loan that she’ll use to buy domestic animals, to buy pigs to raise. The other group members are farmers and merchants. She hopes to improve the business and have more animals.

In this group: Cesilia Candelaria, Dominga, Benita, Isidora, Maria Leona, Estela, Marcela, Gilberta, Sebastiana, Lidia Floridalma

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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