Total loan: $2,400

Las Rosas De Pachojila Group

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San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy 3 adult pigs to sell their meat.

Las Rosas De Pachojila Group's story

In ​​the department/state of Sololá there is an indigenous population called Kaqchiquel Maya that proudly wears the colorful traditional outfits of western Guatemala. The seven women of the Trust Bank are indigenous and only attended 4-7 years of school. These women formed the "Las Rosas De Pachojila" Trust Bank to elevate their businesses and increase their capital. María and the other women are starting their second loan cycle with Kiva.

María is a proactive 43-year-old woman. María has a small shop in the market where she sells pork meat. In order to increase the capital of her business, she requests a loan to buy 3 adult pigs to sell their meat. María feels very happy to have managed this business for several years. The business has helped her to provide education and cover basic needs to her 7 children all over the age of 7. The two eldest children were able to receive an accountant’s diploma and the other five children are currently attending school.

In the Friendship Bridge’s “Microcredit Plus” program, women get access to three key tools to improve their lives: microloans, health clinics, and non-formal education on the topics of business management, nutrition, gender equality, and family. This education cultivates practical tips and lessons for women to apply in all areas of their lives.

The partnership between lenders Kiva and Friendship Bridge supports the business growth of women, as well as their personal empowerment. Thank you Kiva lenders!