Total loan: $4,450

Nuevo Dia Group

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San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimatenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Nuevo Dia Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy more hens & turkeys, as well as feed to fatten them up.

Nuevo Dia Group's story

The President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nuevo Dia” or “New Day” is 58-year-old Maria. She is married with six children and is able to send each of them to school. With perseverance, determination along with the loans (Kiva investors) and educational training (Friendship Bridge), Maria and the six ladies in the group are able to provide basic necessities for their families, improve their businesses, empower themselves, and begin to eliminate poverty. They are beginning their second loan cycle with Kiva.

The women live in a community in the department/state of Chimaltenango that was almost totally destroyed in the 1976 earthquake. It has been reconstructed. The ladies in the Trust Bank meet monthly with a Facilitator from Friendship Bridge who designs educational training centered around an aspect of four topics: women, family, health, and business. Since the ladies have an average of 2.6 years of formal education, these educational sessions are crucial to their success.

The women have all kinds of businesses that enable them to create income. Maria has an animal husbandry business (chickens, turkeys, pigs). She is requesting a loan to buy more hens and turkeys, as well as feed to fatten them up. Maria anticipates being able to create enough income to support the needs of the family. She shares, “ Thank you, KIiva investors, for investing in us so that little by little, we can bring better conditions to our families!”