Total loan: $3,850

Los Angeles De Sumpango Group

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Sumpango, Sacatepequez, Sacatepequez, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped Maria, to buy seeds, organic fertilizer and insecticide for her crops.

Los Angeles De Sumpango Group's story

Maria is typical many of the 30,000 underserved ladies who participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. She does not know how to read or write. She is 36 years old, married and has 5 children who range in age from 18 months to 16 years of age. Maria is a farmer and grows high quality squash and peas. It is hard work, highly affected by the amount of rainfall, crop damage from pests and plant diseases. The work day can be long and arduous. Maria’s family works with her on a daily basis. She currently is requesting a her 2rd KIVA loan to buy seeds, organic fertilizer and insecticide. Maria is doing all she can to nurture her farm and harvest high quality products at a good price.

The 8 Maya Kaqchikel women in the Trust Bank live in the department/state of Chimaltenango. She is a member of the Trust Bank “Los Angeles de Sumpango”. The ladies are seamstresses, farmers or have convenience stores. They benefit greatly from their monthly educational trainings that cover an aspect of 4 topics: business, health, family and women. Maria shares, “The trainings about managing money and about being responsible have helped me be a better entrepreneur.”

KIVA, partnering with Friendship Bridge, is of great help to Maria and her friends in the Trust Bank. Thank you to each of you.