Total loan: $4,650

Maya Chuacorral Group

Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more firewood to continue distributing to their clientele.

Maya Chuacorral Group's story

Catalina, a generous 30-year-old worker, lives with her husband and 7-year-old son in a rural area in the department / state of Totonicapán. She shares that she is committed to helping maintain the home, even more so at this time of COVID 19. Catalina studied 9 years and envisions that her son will be able to attend university in the future. To achieve that goal, Catalina started a firewood business and uses part of her income to send her son to elementary school. Catalina wants to continue growing the business and is requesting her 2nd Kiva loan. She will buy more firewood to continue distributing to the clientele.

Catalina is one of the 7 members of the Communal Bank of the Friendship Bridge “Maya Chuacorral” in the Department / State of Totonicapán. They want to invest in small businesses selling firewood and spices. Due to the restrictions by COVID 19, the Facilitator of the institution communicates with them by cell phone or WhatsApp. The facilitator emphasizes the importance of hygiene, the use of a mask, physical distance and healthy eating. The meetings cover one aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, and business. Every two months, a nurse offers consultations to women by cell phone. This important combination of loans, education and health care is called "Microcredit Plus".

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