Total loan: $3,900

Manantial De San Andres Group

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San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chicks, feed, wood, lamina and wire mesh to fortify and expand the pens.

Manantial De San Andres Group's story

Seven Maya K’iche women, members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Manantial de San Andres, look forward to their monthly meetings when they make loan payments and participate in educational trainings, part of the Microcredit Plus program of loans, education and healthcare services.

Brenda, a 29-year-old married mother of two children (8 and 10), is one of them. She has learned in her monthly trainings how to manage her poultry farm efficiently. She fattens chickens that she sells both inside and outside of her community.

It is time for her to expand the business, so she is requesting a Kiva loan to buy chicks, feed, wood, lamina and wire mesh to fortify and expand the pens.

One of her goals is to raise the quality of life for the family.

Education is essential for the success of these women. They appreciate learning about basic business tools, healthy habits, good nutrition and proper hygiene. In the process, they empower themselves and gain self esteem. Often, they share the information with family and friends.

It would be impossible for Brenda and the women in the Trust Bank to walk into a bank to secure a loan. With the capital provided by Kiva investors combined with the Microcredit Plus educational trainings, these ladies are marching into a brighter future, benefiting themselves, their families and their community in Totonicapan.