Total loan: $4,100

Santa Rosa Group

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USPANTAN, QUICHE, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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

A loan helped to buy chickens and pigs, along with large sacks of beans and corn.

Santa Rosa Group's story

The 9 Maya Sacapulteco women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Santa Rosa”, who live in the state/department of Quiche, are requesting their very 1st KIVA loan. The Secretary of the group is 29 year old Cecilia who is the mother of 2 children (3,7). She has no formal education and is highly motivated to educate her children. Her 7 year old goes to school.

Cecilia is a business woman selling chickens and basic grains. She is anxious to expand the business and create more income and is requesting a KIVA loan to buy chickens and pigs, along with large sacks of beans and corn. She will continue to earmark funds for the education of her children so that they can be professionals.

Cecilia and her friends benefit greatly from their monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, education, healthcare services) of Friendship Bridge. Because they have little or no formal education, they are eager to learn how to manage their businesses, care for their families and empower themselves. Cecilia shares, “I put what I learn about wise investing, managing credit and how to value myself into practice. It feels really good.” A Facilitator from the organization, who speaks their Maya language, attends their monthly meetings and designs the programs using role playing, games, pictures and diagrams.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for your valued participation giving Cecilia and her friends real hope for a brighter future!!