Total loan: $4,225
Ukotzijal Ixim Group
San Francisco el Alto, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture
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A loan helped Delfina is requesting a loan to buy 20 chicks, corn and concentrated food in large quantities to fatten them up to sell.
Ukotzijal Ixim Group's story
The new mission statement of Friendship Bridge states that the organization “creates opportunities that empower Guatemalan women to create a better life”. In the department of Totonicapán, 9 women, who formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Ukotzijal Ixim”, gather together monthly to support themselves in reaching this goal. They have various businesses including textile fabrication (t-shirts, pants, sweatshirts) and animal husbandry (chickens, pigs). They are beginning their second loan cycle with KIVA. Delfina, who raises and sells chickens, is a member of the group. She is 43 years old, married, and has 7 children between the ages of 4-25. Although she has no formal education, she works hard so that her children are able to at least attend elementary school. Delfina is requesting a loan to buy 20 chicks, corn and concentrated food in large quantities to fatten them up to sell. Her goal is to increase sales and income so that she can care for her large family better. At the monthly meetings, Delfina and her friends make loan payments and participate in educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” Program of Friendship Bridge (loans + education). Some topics presented are hygiene, health, nutrition or effective business practices. In supplying funds for the much-needed loans, KIVA investors play an essential role. Thank you for helping these women create a better life!