Total loan: $3,975

Adonai Group

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Chiche, El Quiche, Guatemala , Quiché Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy home products, as well as boxes of chicken breasts and chicken parts at the wholesale level.

Adonai Group's story

Marketplaces in Guatemala are lively and colorful places where eight Maya K’iche ladies, members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank group called Adonai have small stalls. They sell ice cream, sausages, chicken meat and products for the home to generate income. The women are requesting their third loan with Kiva. The group is located in the department/state of Quiche.

The Treasurer of the Trust Bank group is 34-year-old Claudia who has a 6th grade education. She is married and is the mother of three children all over the age of six years. Her children are all in enrolled in school and Claudia has worked hard to make this happen.

She is requesting a loan to buy home products, as well as boxes of chicken breasts and other chicken parts at the wholesale level. Claudia will set aside some of her income for the continuing education of her children since education is not free in Guatemala.

The women meet monthly to make payments on their loans and to participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare. They learn about everyday topics like nutrition, hygiene, health, and the use of medicinal plants, as well as self esteem and empowerment. They also acquire basic business tools like budgeting, planning, investing and savings.

The partnership between Kiva and Friendship Bridge is one of tremendous value to these women because they have little or no formal education and cannot just walk into a bank and secure a loan. Thank you, Kiva lenders!