Total loan: $3,075

Mujeres De Chacaguex Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to invest in her poultry business and buy wire mesh, chickens, and feed.

Mujeres De Chacaguex Group's story

Catarina, a 27-year-old married mother of two daughters (3 & 7), began her poultry business just two years ago. She sells live chickens, as well as eggs by the carton. She sells both from her home and to a number of customers. Right now, Catarina wants to reinforce her poultry pens with wire mesh and buy more chickens and feed for them. She will earmark some of her income for the continuing education of her 7-year-old daughter. Catarina understands the tremendous importance of a good education.

Catarina and 7 other ladies, who live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche, speak Maya “K’iche” and Spanish. She is the Secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de Chacaguex.” This is the first Kiva loan cycle for the group! They are excited about the possibilities to expand their businesses crocheting wool caps, sewing traditional blouses and skirts, and raising chickens/selling eggs.

They meet monthly with a facilitator from Friendship Bridge who shares information with them on relevant topics based on four areas: health, family, women, and business. Catarina shares that she has appreciated learning how to invest in her businesses effectively. Every other month, a visiting nurse comes and offers healthcare exams. This great combination of loan support combined with educational trainings and healthcare services is called “Microcredit Plus”.

The financial support of Kiva investors is so appreciated by Catarina and her friends. Thank you!