Total loan: $3,600

Flores De Tunaja Group

Zacualpa, Quiché, , Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more chickens and feed for them.

Flores De Tunaja Group's story

Susana, the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank (“Flores de Tunaja”), recalls her childhood when she would wake up early to help her parents clean corrals, then feed the chickens and animals that her parents raised. Now, she has her own poultry business.

Susana is 40 years old and has a good reputation in her community as a reputable businesswoman. Although she only has 2 years of formal education, she keeps good track of business records. Recently, Susana was widowed.

Thanks to the income from her business, she is still able to take care of household expenses, including the education of her 2 children (ages 6 and 13). Susana is requesting her 1st Kiva loan to buy more chickens, as well as feed for them.

There are 8 Maya K’iche ladies in the Trust Bank who live in a rural area in the state/department of Quiche. They are weavers and vendors selling flowers, textiles, metal containers and delicious regional snack foods. They benefit greatly from their monthly educational trainings at their meetings when they learn about 4 topics: business, health, family, and women. Friendship Bridge calls the effective combination of loans, education and health care services “Microcredit Plus”.

Kiva investors play a vital role in the lives of Susana and her friends. Thank you!