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Total loan: $2,925

San Juan Central Group

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Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy ingredients to continue preparing her recipes, as well as organic fertilizer for agriculture.


San Juan Central Group's story

Many of the Puente de Amistad clients have more than one business in order to generate more income. Francisca is one of these women who is dedicated to preparing delicious food and has also worked in agriculture for 14 years. She is 44 years old, married, and the mother of four children (14 to 24 years old). Part of the income of the Francisca's businesses has been used for the education of her children. She sells quality products inside and outside her community.

To increase the capital of her businesses, she is requesting her first Kiva loan. Francisca will buy ingredients to continue preparing her recipes, as well as organic fertilizer for agriculture.

In the San Juan Central Communal Bank group there are eight women from the Tzutuhil Mayan ethnic group who live in the department of Suchitepéquez. They want to invest capital in the businesses of food sales, daily consumption stores, corn tortillerías and agriculture. Francisca, like her fellow group members, do not have a formal education degree.

During the loan program's educational trainings, the women learn about business practices, preventive health, hygiene, nutrition, women and the family. This is part of the "Microcredit Plus" loan, education and health services program. Francisca continues to learn about health care to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and new strategies for her business.

Kiva and Puente de Amistad lenders play an essential role in the lives of Mayan women. Thank you!