Total loan: $1,550

Mujeres Chimaltecas Group

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Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Food

Mujeres Chimaltecas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy an industrial stove, firewood, and corn to be more efficient in preparing food to sell.

Mujeres Chimaltecas Group's story

María is a very active 49-year-old member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Chimaltecas”. She is the married mother of four children who range in age from 16-27. All of them have a secondary or university level education. Although Maria only has a sixth grade education, she understands how to manage the financial part of her business from her monthly educational training that is part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and healthcare services.

Maria makes delicious food and tortillas that she sells in the market of Chimaltenango. With the goal of having plenty of ingredients available, Maria is requesting a Kiva loan to buy an industrial stove, firewood, and corn to be more efficient in preparing food.

There are seven Maya Kaqchikel ladies in the Trust Bank who have confidence and motivation to achieve their goals. They sell wood, tortillas, and prepared foods. This is their fourth Kiva loan. Their monthly trainings have helped them immensely because they have learned about health, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. Maria shares, “I am putting into practice what I have learned during our monthly meetings, especially about how important it is to take care of my health and about making natural plant based medicines. We are so lucky to have so many benefits from the “Microcredit Plus” program that is helping so many of us.”

Thank you, Kiva investors, for your kindness and generosity in funding these much appreciated loans!