Total loan: $3,950

Mujeres Emprendedoras Yepocapa Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy fertilizer wholesale so as to improve her corn crop and pay for her children's education.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Yepocapa Group's story

Marta, a 50 year old married mother of 10 children all over the age of 10, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Emprendedoras Yepocapa”. Her husband is a day laborer and doesn’t make enough income to support the family. With her 3rd grade education, Marta has worked hard to send all of her children to school. The youngest are in the 2nd and 4th grade.

Tocover their educational, as well as the household expenses, Marta is a farmer who sells corn from her home. Her husband travels to nearby markets to sell it at the wholesale level. She is requesting a loan to invest in fertilizer at the wholesale level as this will bolster her plants and the harvest.

There are 8 ladies in the group who are farmers and have small tortilla shops. They meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. The women in the group learn to manage their loans as they learn about budgeting, prioritizing expenses, investing and savings. They also learn about nutrition, hygiene, self esteem and empowerment. Because the ladies have little or no formal education, these sessions are vital to their success.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for the important role you play in the lives of these women. They are determined to empower themselves, bolster their businesses, educate their children and eliminate poverty!