Total loan: $4,675

Nueva Vida Group

Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy pigs, goats, and chickens.

Nueva Vida Group's story

From the high hills around the town of Totonicapan in the highlands of Guatemala, one can see small herds of livestock. Much of the population is involved in raising livestock that they sell in the local market.

It is also the home of nine Maya K’iche ladies who formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nueva Vida.” The women grow vegetables and raise animals. They have a few years of formal education but learn a great deal in their monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. Topics are drawn from four areas that include business, family, health and women. The information is relevant to their lives and they often share it with family members and other friends.

Juana, a 26 year old married mother of four children, all over the age of 18 months, is a member of the Trust Bank. She is proud that her oldest son is in the second grade. She shares, “My children are my motivation and inspiration to move forward. I want to give them better opportunities than the few that I had as a child.”

Juana has an animal husbandry business and raises livestock and poultry. She needs to increase her inventory of both so that there will plenty to offer her customers in the local market. Juana is requesting a loan to buy pigs, goats and chickens.

This is the fourth Kiva loan cycle for these women. They appreciate the kindness and generosity of Kiva investors. Thank you!