Total loan: $2,100

Mujeres Luchadoras De Corrales Group

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Cabrican, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy various ages of additional chickens, turkeys and pigs.

Mujeres Luchadoras De Corrales Group's story

Avelina, a married 45-year-old mother of five children (13-21), is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Luchadoras de Corrales” in the department/state of Quetzaltenango. Although she only has a 6th grade education, Avelina successfully manages her animal husbandry business. She sells her chickens, turkeys and pigs to her neighbors and in the local market. After careful planning and budgeting, Avelina is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy various ages of additional chickens, turkeys and pigs.

There are seven ladies in the Trust Bank who share common goals of expanding their businesses and income. They weave colorful traditional fabrics, raise/sell animals and sell vegetables. The “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services gives Avelina and her friends the tools and support they need to empower themselves and eliminate poverty. Besides learning about effective business practices, the women learn how to better care for their families (nutrition, health, hygiene) and raise their own self esteem (women’s rights/roles, women’s bodies). A facilitator from Friendship Bridge designs these monthly trainings and uses pictures, diagrams, role playing and games to share the information.

In supplying capital for these much appreciated loans, Kiva investors fill an important role in the lives of Avelina and the women in the group. Thank you to each of you for participating so positively in their lives!