Total loan: $4,300

Cuatro Caminos Group

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San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy 60 chickens & feed to fatten them.

Cuatro Caminos Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Cuatro Caminos” or “Four Roads” is located outside the 2nd largest city in Guatemala called Quetzaltenango. There are 9 women in the group & they are beginning their 2nd loan cycle with Kiva. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make payments on their loans & then participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans + education) of Friendship Bridge. The ladies learn to empower themselves (sexual & reproductive health, self esteem), support their families (nutrition, hygiene, health) & successfully manage their businesses (planning, budgeting, savings).

Brenda, a 46 year old mother of 5, is the President of the group. She has a small chicken farm & buys chicks that she fattens up & sells both inside & outside of her community. She is requesting a loan to buy 60 chickens & feed to fatten them up. Brenda shares that her 9th grade education, as well as the monthly training have helped her a great deal. She is proud that all of her children have been to school & have professional careers including her youngest who is 16 years old.

Brenda & the ladies in the Trust Bank send their gratitude to Kiva investors for providing the funding for their loans! Happy New Year to each of you!