Total loan: $3,900

Margaritas De Chixocal Group

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Zacualpa, Quiché, , Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy pigs to fatten and butcher.

Margaritas De Chixocal Group's story

Yoselin is a 22 year old married mother of a 7 year old daughter. As a woman, it is important for her to fully participate in helping to cover the household expenses, including her daughter’s 1st grade educational expenses.

Yoselin shares, “I went to school for 9 years and I am very proud to say that 3 years ago, I started my own business of selling clothing. However, due to the preventative measures to combat the coronavirus, sales are slow and I cannot go to other areas to sell. So, I opened a new business selling 'carnitas' or pulled pork and 'chicharrones de cerdo' or fried pork rind. Thankfully, I am successful!”. Yoselin is requesting her 2st KIVA loan to buy pigs to fatten and then butcher.

Yoselin is one of 7 Maya K'iche' ladies who are members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Margaritas de Chixocal” in the department/state of Solola. Their businesses range from animal husbandry (chickens, pigs) to prepared food sales. They appreciate their monthly educational training sessions when a Facilitator shares useful information with them about an aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, business. Because of the virus, the Facilitator must contact each member by cell phone. A visiting nurse also calls the ladies. This is all part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services.

KIVA investors play an integral role in the lives of Yoselin and her friends in the group. Thank you to each of you for helping them help themselves!