Total loan: $4,300

Las Guerreras De Chicamana Group

Chicaman, El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy organic fertilizer, seeds, and insecticides.

Las Guerreras De Chicamana Group's story

Underserved women in Guatemala often have large families, because they do not have information about how their bodies work and no access to family planning.

Maria, a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Guerreras de Chicaman,” is 52 years old and has nine children who range in age from 14-35.

Her husband works on a farm. Maria has three businesses - a convenience store, a corn mill, and, also, a small piece of land where she grows chiles. On that land, she has her own well!

Maria is requesting a Kiva loan to buy organic fertilizer, seeds, and insecticides.

Maria and the other six Maya K’iche ladies in the Trust Bank live in a rural area in the department of Quiche. They are very resourceful and sell chickens and vegetables or work in their convenience stores and on farms.

They meet monthly to make loan payments and to participate in educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care services.

Women, like Maria, who have no formal education benefit greatly and understand the tremendous importance of education.

On a monthly basis, a facilitator shares useful information with the ladies drawn from four topics: business, health, family, and women.

Maria is proud that her older children have a 6th grade education, while the younger ones reached the 9th grade.

It would be impossible for Maria and her friends to walk into a bank to secure a loan. Thank you, Kiva investors for your kindness and your generosity!!