Total loan: $4,200

2Do Centro Rio Blanco Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

2Do Centro Rio Blanco Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped with the goal of improving the yield of her crops. Isabel is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer & insecticide.

2Do Centro Rio Blanco Group's story

Each month, 10 women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "2Do Centro Rio Blanco," meet to make payments on their loans and participate in relevant educational trainings (“Microcredit Plus”). They live in the high mountains in Quiche, Guatemala and many grow onions, garlic, tomatoes and squash. Others make and sell delicious tortillas. They are thrilled to begin their first loan cycle with KIVA.

One member of the Trust Bank is Isabel who is 42 years old with 6 children ranging in age from 12-25. All of them have a 6th grade education. Isabel only had a 1st grade education but is able to read and write. She was elected Secretary of the Trust Bank. Isabel is a farmer and grows onions, garlic and squash. With the goal of improving the yield of her crops, Isabel is requesting a loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and insecticide.

Although Isabel and many of the women in the Trust Bank have little or no formal education, they benefit greatly from the educational trainings at their monthly meetings. An aspect of four main topics is shared at each meeting: women, families, health, and business. The ladies learn by participating in games, role playing, and seeing pictures and diagrams.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for your commitment to this important work. You are helping Isabel and her friends open doors to more successful futures which benefit themselves, their families and their community!