Total loan: $3,675

Mujeres La Fe Alotenango Group

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San Juan Alotenango, Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Mujeres La Fe Alotenango Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy wholesale corn to feed her chickens.

Mujeres La Fe Alotenango Group's story

There are 9 women who live in the Department of Sacatepéquez who formed the Trust Bank "Mujeres la Fe Alotenango". Their town is about 36 miles from Guatemala City, the capital, where they are able to sell their products. Also on the outskirts of their town, the women sell firewood, chickens, cakes, traditional prepared food, and textiles to neighbors. They are requesting a 2nd KIVA loan.

The President of the group is 45-year-old Marcela who is convinced that another loan will help her increase the profits of her business. She does not have a formal education, but 2 years ago she attended a literacy program where, with great satisfaction, she learned to read and write!

Marcela shares, "Age is not a barrier to learning!" In order to improve her family's quality of life, she has a small chicken farm and with the increased capital from her farm, she is able to support her husband in planting coffee. She is requesting a loan to buy wholesale corn to feed her chickens.

Marcela participates in Friendship Bridge's "Microcredit Plus" program that combines microcredit + health + education. The sessions, taught monthly, on savings, investment, hygiene, healthcare, and self-esteem, help Marcela to have greater knowledge for good decision-making.

Thank you KIVA investors for supporting Friendship Bridge's vision to empower women to build self-esteem and successful businesses to end their cycle of poverty!