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Total loan: $3,175

Bella Vista Group

Santa Lucia La Reforma, Totonicapan, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to increase the number of her business pens and buy a lot of chickens and food.

Bella Vista Group's story

The secretary of the Friendship Bridge Community Bank named "Bella Vista" is Ana, 22 years old. She learned the chicken farming business as a young woman. Ana studied for 6 years at school, while at the same time taking care of these animals.

Ana lives with her parents, whom she supports with great satisfaction. Ana has 4 pens where she fattens creole chickens. Every four days, Ana offers these animals for sale in the nearest markets.

She needs this first Kiva loan to buy food and more chickens. Ana wants to take advantage of the end-of-the-year parties and have availability to meet increased customer demand.

There are 9 Mayan K’iche women in this communal bank, who begin their first loan cycle with Kiva. These women live in the department / state of Totonicapán.

They know the importance of a good education, although it is not free in Guatemala. For this reason they have their own businesses where they earn income and can afford to educate their children. All of the women have small chicken-raising businesses.

They appreciate the monthly educational training, which is part of the "Microcredit Plus" program (loans + education + health) where they acquire information on health, nutrition, hygiene, use of medicinal plants, as well as how to prioritize expenses. In this process, women gain self-esteem and become more empowered.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for this financing that impacts the lives of women and whole families!