Total loan: $2,475

El Establo Group

Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Food

El Establo Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy chickens, drinks and ingredients for her delicious hail.

El Establo Group's story

Guatemalan women are said to be fighters and do not give up despite all the challenges they face! Marta, 65 years old, has been characterized as a protective mother who does everything possible to get ahead with her family. Marta is married, has 7 children (23 to 45 years old) and would like to say the following:

"My husband has worked hard, but now because of his advanced age he cannot do it. I have to be the one who covers the household expenses." 3 years ago Marta started selling drinks, slushies and snacks. She wants to start a new business like raising and selling chickens. The income from her business has allowed her to support the education of her last son. She is applying for the 2nd KIVA loan to invest in business. She will buy chickens, drinks and ingredients for her delicious hail.

Marta and 7 other women make up the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad "El Establo", with the aim of growing their businesses that include animal husbandry, chicken per pound, food, firewood sales, slushies and tortilla shops. They want to meet the needs of their children, including an education for their children. They can also develop their skills to meet their goals through the "Microcredit Plus" program (small loans, education, health care). They are empowered in 4 thematic areas: business, family, health and women's affairs. Every 2 months they receive basic health and family planning services.

Women thank KIVA lenders for their generosity!