Total loan: $3,050

Cerro Labor Group

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Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

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

A loan helped to buy more chickens, goats, and cattle, as well as feed for them.

Cerro Labor Group's story

Raising animals is the way that Maria, a 34-year-old intelligent and determined mother of four children (ages 5-16), helps to support her household. She lives in the department/state of Quiche'.

Maria raises chickens, goats, and cattle. Her income, along with that of her husband who is a bricklayer assistant, helps cover household expenses, including the educational needs of three of the children.

Maria requests her third loan to buy more chickens, goats, and cattle, as well as feed for them. She is optimistic about the future!

There are seven Maya K’iche ladies in the Friendship Bridge “Cerro Labor” Trust Bank who have little or no formal education. Maria was able to attend school for five years and this helps her keep track of her business.

All the women benefit from their monthly educational sessions (business, health, family, women), part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge. Information about effective business management practices helps them with their convenience stores, small farms, and the sales of milk, meat, and dairy products.

Especially important at the current time with the spread of Coronavirus are sessions about health, hygiene, and nutrition to boost the immune system. They also learn to prioritize expenses and save funds for unexpected emergencies.

Every other month, Maria and her friends have access to basic health care services.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for the vital role you play in the lives of these women.