Total loan: $4,075

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy many chickens.

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group's story

The climate in the department / state of Quiché is varied. It is temperate in some areas and warm in others. Juana, 48, lives in a humble house built with block walls and a reed roof. She is president of the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad "Mujeres Cumplidas Rancho".

Juana has an animal husbandry business (ducks, chickens, pigs, turkeys, cows), and she shares, "I am applying for the 1st Kiva loan to buy more chickens. I want to prosper more in the business and with this capital I am sure that I will achieve."

Juana and her husband are joining forces to develop their 8 children, who are over 6 years old. All of Juana's children have studied in elementary school.

There are 7 women in the group. They speak the Mayan language Sacapulteco, and they are part of this communal bank. They are eager to receive this Kiva loan to invest in small poultry and livestock farms. At monthly meetings, these women learn about effective business practices such as budgeting, planning, investment and saving. They also learn about the dangers of over-indebtedness. Other issues come from 3 areas, health, family, and women. Every two months, women have access to health services. Puente de Amistad calls the combination of loans, education and medical care, "Microcredit Plus".

Thanks to every Kiva lender for supporting the development of Mayan women. Juana and her companions are entering a better future with your help!