Total loan: $4,175

Morazan Group

Genova Costa Cuca, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy cement, board, wire to enlarge the animals' pens for her pig farming business.

Morazan Group's story

Fabiana and another 30,000 female clients of Puente de Amistad benefit from participating in the “Microcredit Plus” program, which combines small loans, training and health. As these women have little or no formal education, in the monthly trainings they learn to be successful as traders (planning, budget, investment), mothers (nutrition, hygiene) and women (self-esteem, rights).

Fabiana is a 45-year-old woman who participates as treasurer of the Community Bank of Puente de Amistad “Morazan”. She did not attend school. From her father, she learned to work in the agricultural, bakery business. She is characterized by being a hard worker who seeks to improve her business.

Fabiana lives with her second husband and is the mother of four children (five to 27 years old). Her older children have received primary and secondary education. Eighteen years ago, she started with three businesses, including a shop for daily consumption, pig farming, and meat sales.

Fabiana is requesting a second Kiva loan to invest in the purchase of material for the pigpens. Fabiana will buy block, cement, wood, sheet and wire. Thanks to the profits of the business, she has been able to overcome and fix her house.

There are nine other women living in the coastal area of ​​the Department / State of Quetzaltenango. They want to invest this loan in the business of selling meat (pork, chicken), animal husbandry, prepared food, clothing and shoes.

Kiva's lenders, associated with Friendship Bridge, are a great help for women.