Total loan: $4,600

Pabaquit Group

Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chickens as well as clothing.

Pabaquit Group's story

The Treasurer of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank is 40-year-old Lidia who has a 3rd grade education. This busy mother of 5 (13-22) has an animal husbandry business, raising chickens and pigs that she sells twice monthly in the local market. Lidia wants to expand her business and sell clothing as well. So she is requesting a Kiva loan to buy chickens as well as clothing. She has earmarked some of her income toward the education of the children and is proud that the 2 oldest have finished high school.

Lidia and the 10 Maya K’iche ladies share common goals and dreams. They live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan and have an average of 5 children. They mostly raise animals like chickens and pigs but others sell cell phone accessories.

These women learn to effectively manage their businesses through their monthly trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge that includes loans, educational trainings and healthcare services. At their monthly meetings, they learn about an aspect of 4 topics that include business, health, family and women. The program is most effective. This is the 2nd Kiva loan cycle for the group.

It would not be possible for Lidia and her friends to walk into a bank to secure a loan. Thank you, Kiva investors, for stepping up to the plate and funding their much appreciated loans!