Total loan: $4,275

Mujeres Comprometidas Group

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Acatenango, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Mujeres Comprometidas Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy insecticide and organic fertilizer for planting beans.

Mujeres Comprometidas Group's story

The president of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Engaged Women" is Zoila, 49.

She is a single mother who lives in her own home with her three children (14 to 29 years old). With difficulty, Zoila attended elementary school for a year. She has proposed that her children have a more prosperous future. That is why their children received a formal education.

To cover household expenses, she started two businesses. Zoila has a small plot where she sows beans and breeds dairy cows. On market days, she sells beans, milk, and cheese in the market. In order to continue investing in the business, Zoila requests the first loan from Kiva to invest in agriculture. She will buy organic fertilizer and insecticide to guarantee a quality harvest.

There are eight women in this group located in the department/state of Chimaltenango. Two of these women communicate in the mother tongue of Kaqchiquel, while most speak only Spanish. They live in a community 45 minutes from the town. Women grow and sell basic grains (corn, beans), raise dairy cows, and have small stores for daily consumption.

They support each other in their monthly meetings when they also learn about women's business, health, rights, and roles. Recently, they learned about the dangers of over-indebtedness and the importance of making timely payments. Every two months, women have access to basic health services.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for supporting these women and financing these loans!