Total loan: $4,250

Las Florecitas De Palomora Group

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San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more pigs and feed for the animals so she can sell them outside her community.

Las Florecitas De Palomora Group's story

Ana, 19, is the secretary of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Las Florecitas de Palomora." She had the opportunity to receive seven years of formal education. Ana is a very intelligent young woman who is determined to succeed. She is married and has an eight-month-old baby. Ana has been dedicated to pig farming for five years. She sells these pigs at her community's market. Ana's business is succeeding and currently she has five pens where she fattens the animals. With the third loan from Kiva, she will be able to buy more pigs as well as feed for the animals.

There are 7 Maya K’iche women in this communal bank who live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapán. They sell chickens per pound, raise pigs and weave "cuts," which are traditional skirts. These women wait eagerly for their monthly meetings. At these meetings, they make loan payments and participate in educational training, part of the "Microcredit Plus" loan education and health program. Monthly trainings are essential to them empowering themselves. The themes are drawn from four areas: business, health, family and women. The trainings are designed by a facilitator who speaks in their own language and uses images, drawings and games to share information. Every two months they have access to basic health care services.

The Kiva lenders who finance these loans are impacting the lives of women and entire families. Thank you to each one of you!