Total loan: $3,200

Hermano Pedro Group

San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimatenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Food

Hermano Pedro Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy ingredients to continue preparing food and buy more chickens to fatten and sell.

Hermano Pedro Group's story

Silvia, a 28-year-old married woman and mother of 5 children (18 months to 13 years), raises chickens and sells them to numerous clients. For additional income, she also prepares delicious traditional food, which she sells once a week at her community park. Some of their income goes to the education of four of their children. She works hard, looking for strategies to help support the family during these difficult times. Silvia is requesting hir third Kiva loan to buy more chickens for fattening and a variety of ingredients for her food.

Silvia is treasurer of the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad "Hermano Pedro," in the department/state of Chimaltenango. There are 7 other women in the group, who have businesses such as selling delicious French fries, daily consumer products, personal catalog products and typical fabrics. Others raise poultry and pigs. As they have little or no formal education, they appreciate the monthly educational training sessions when a facilitator shares information on one aspect of the following four topics: health, family, business, and women. The training emphasizes the importance of hand washing, sanitation, and the use of masks. Silvia shares that she really learned a lot about putting the loan to good use so that her business will grow. The combination of loans, education, and health care services is called Microcredit Plus.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for your appreciated generosity at this challenging time.