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Total loan: $3,025

Mujeres De Pasaccap Group

San Cristobal Totonicapan , Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy four sheep and increase her little herd.

Mujeres De Pasaccap Group's story

Outside of the busy indigenous town of Totonicapán, 10 K’iche women have formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de Pasaccap”. The ladies have two main businesses that include animal husbandry (chickens, sheep, pigs) and traditional textile production. They are happily beginning their third loan cycle with Kiva.

The women meet monthly and give each other support, camaraderie and friendship. They meet monthly and participate in the “Microcredit Plus” Program (loans + education) of Friendship Bridge. The loans provide them with a hand up for their businesses while the educational trainings give them an asset for life. Monthly lessons cover topics like reproductive health, self-esteem and basic life skills, as well as effective business practices like planning, investing and savings.

Paula, who is a member of the group, is 50 years old and the mother of five children who are all older than 20. She was able to send each of them to school until the sixth grade. She was only able to study until the fourth grade.

However, she is a determined and intelligent lady and some time ago, began to raise and sell animals. She is requesting a loan to buy four sheep and increase her little herd. Paula is sure to succeed since she has a clear vision of her future goals and dreams.

The success of these women would not be possible without the participation of kind people like Kiva investors. Thank you!