Total loan: $5,525

Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group

Almolonga, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped with the goal of increasing her income. Rosa is requesting a loan to buy black and white beans, corn and rice at the wholesale level.

Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group's story

Eleven Maya Quiche ladies who live in Quetzaltenango, the mountainous second largest city in Guatemala, are beginning their first loan cycle with Friendship Bridge! Their Trust Bank, called “Jehova Es Mi Pastor” or “Jehova is my Shepherd,” meets monthly. The women make payments on their loans and then participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program (education + loans) of the organization. The educational themes cover four main subjects: women, health, families and business. Since the ladies have little or no formal education, they learn through role playing, games, pictures and diagrams.

The group's President is Rosa, a 49-year-old mother of four children. She has been able to send them to school for the third and sixth grades. Rosa sells basic grains, beans, corn and rice both inside and outside her community.

With goals of increasing her income, Rosa is requesting a loan to buy beans (black and white), corn and rice, all at the wholesale level. She looks forward to gaining more leadership skills, empowering herself, increasing her income and continuing to raise the standard of living in her family.

The success of Rosa and her friends in the Trust Bank would not be possible if it were not for generous people like Kiva investors. Thank you for your kindness and your generosity!