Total loan: $2,400

Las Almendras Group

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Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy pig feed, boxes of chicken parts and a refrigerator.

Las Almendras Group's story

Many of the 32,000 ladies who participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational sessions and health care services have animal husbandry businesses. Angela, a member of the Trust Bank “Las Almendras” or “The Almonds” raises pigs that she sells in the local market. She also sells chicken parts to her neighbors. Twenty-seven-year old Angela’s goal is to help her husband, who is a farmer, cover household expenses. The couple has two young children who are 1 and 4 years of age. Angela is requesting a Kiva loan to buy pig feed, boxes of chicken parts and a much needed refrigerator.

Angela and the eight other ladies in the Trust Bank live in a rural area in the department/state of Suchitepequez. They raise animals, are seamstresses, and sell jewelry and firewood. Since they have little or no formal education, their monthly educational sessions greatly benefit them. Angela shares, “We didn’t finish high school but our monthly educational sessions give us useful information and an ability to grow.” Topics range from health, hygiene and nutrition to effective business management practices and how to prioritize expenses. Every other month, the ladies also have access to basic health care services.

Thank you, Kiva investors for learning about Angela and her friends and for funding their much needed loans! They are opening doors to a brighter future!!