Total loan: $5,200
Sector La Bendicion Group
Olintepeque, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture
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A loan helped With Kiva's second loan, Santa would like to buy more pigs and food.
Sector La Bendicion Group's story
Santa is helping to keep his home thanks to the pig-raising business and the sale of meat. She is a 43-year-old woman and is a member of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Sector the Blessing." Santa widowed five months ago. During this time it has been a challenge for her, to get ahead with the expenses of the home and her 6-year-old daughter who attends first grade. Santa is well known in the area and has started the year with many orders. So that she can meet the needs of the clientele, she approaches Kiva lenders to apply for the 2nd loan. She will invest in the purchase of more pigs and food to feed them. There are 10 Maya K'iche women in the communal bank, who live in the department / state of Quetzaltenango. They have small corn crops that they sell wholesale, raise animals (chickens, turkeys, pigs). They understand the importance of acquiring knowledge about business, health, nutrition, hygiene and how to empower themselves. Women learn about these issues and more at their monthly meetings. A facilitator, who uses role plays, games, images and diagrams, shares relevant information with them. Every two months, women can access basic health care services. Puente de Amistad calls the useful combination of loans, education and health services "Microcredit Plus". It would be impossible for these women to obtain a loan through a bank. Thank you, Kiva lenders, for your kindness and generosity in financing these highly appreciated loans!