Total loan: $5,675

Cerro Labor Group

Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy two dozen chickens and two goats that she will fatten up and sell.

Cerro Labor Group's story

The 11 women who make up the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Cerro Labor” are starting their third loan cycle with Kiva. They live in the beautiful department of El Quiché and are happy to participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans + education) of the organization. The women benefit from their educational training each month. Topics range from business administration, and women’s leadership and empowerment to health.

The treasurer of the Trust Bank is Josefa, who is a 39-year-old married mother of four children (5 months-7 years). She was unable to attend school as a child since there were simply no funds for education. She doesn’t want the same for her children and, along with her husband, works hard so that the family has sufficient income. Josefa has an animal husbandry business and raises chickens, goats, and pigs. She is requesting a loan to buy two dozen chickens and two goats that she will fatten up and sell.

Kiva lenders play a vital role in the lives of Josefa and the 10 other women in the Trust Bank. As they inject capital into their small businesses and educate themselves, the women are poised to step into a brighter future, benefiting themselves, their families, and their community in El Quiché, Guatemala. Thank you, Kiva lenders!