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Total loan: $3,425

Las Florecitas De Pachaj Group

Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more animals for her animal husbandry business, as well as feed for them.


Las Florecitas De Pachaj Group's story

Through small loans and educational trainings called “Microcredit Plus”, Friendship Bridge empowers proud and impoverished Guatemalan women create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities. Educational training are important components of the Program and clients are required, as part of the loan agreement, to participate in these training sessions delivered in their own native language.

Virginia is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Florecitas de Pachaj” located in Santa Lucia La Reforma in the Department or State of Totonicapán. She is 28 years old and was able to stay in school until the 9th grade. Eighteen days ago, she gave birth to her son! Virginia has an animal husbandry business and raises turkeys, chickens and pigs. She is requesting a loan to buy more animals, as well as feed for them and increase her income.

The nine Maya-Kiche women who belong to the Trust Bank are quite excited to be requesting their very first loan funded by KIVA investors. With their new tools of education and loans, they are building a really solid foundation for lasting social and economic change. The steps that they take toward raising their self-esteem and empowerment will not only benefit themselves but also their families and their community in Santa Lucia La Reforma. Thank you, KIVA investors, for your kindness and generosity in believing in Virginia and her friends in the Trust Bank!