Total loan: $4,150

Nuevo Jirhe Group

Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy 20 more chickens, roosters, and turkeys, as well as typical clothing to sell.

Nuevo Jirhe Group's story

Olga is 27 years old and has 5 young kids, 3 of whom are school age and attend 2nd grade and kindergarten. She and her family live in a rural part of Quiché in Guatemala’s western highlands. As a business owner, Olga knows it’s important not to put all her eggs in one basket. She raises and sells chickens, roosters, and turkeys, but also sells typical Maya clothing and accessories, including belts, skirts, and aprons. With this Kiva loan, Olga plans to buy 20 more fowl, as well as some typical clothes to sell.

Olga has the support of the other 6 Maya K’iche’ women in her Trust Bank as well, who also run their own businesses. They make tortillas, prepare snacks, raise animals, and sew clothing. These women work with Kiva’s field partner, Friendship Bridge, to manage their microloans. Along with credit, they also receive lessons on business, health, and self-esteem, so that they can do the most with the credit and opportunities they have. These workshops are part of Friendship Bridge’s Microcredit Plus program.

Olga has learned new skills when it comes to saving, investing, and managing her business’s earnings. She’s been able to put some money aside, giving her and her family some cushion if any emergencies arise. She’s very excited for the opportunity to keep growing her business with Kiva.

Thank you for supporting Olga and the women in this Trust Bank!