Total loan: $5,275

Amaneciendo Con Cristo Group

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Cunen, El Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to invest in chickens, seed and fertilizer.

Amaneciendo Con Cristo Group's story

27-year-old Ana is an intelligent and feisty woman who has a business of weaving typical “cuts” skirts. Although she only has 1 degree of education, she manages the business very well. Ana has 15 wooden looms and employs 15 people who produce an average of 60 cuts per month. The textile business is currently low, and for this reason, Ana is investing more in other businesses, such as a small chicken farm and onion farming. Ana is married and a mother of four children (ages 1 to 12), the youngest is in the photograph. Ana joins forces with her husband to provide education for two of their children. Ana requests the 1st loan from Kiva for chickens, seed and fertilizer.

There are 8 Maya K'iche 'women in the Community Bank of Puente de Amistad “dawning with Christ” or "Amaneciendo con Cristo," and they live in the department/state of Quiché. They found an opportunity for development in the textile businesses, agriculture (green beans, peas, cabbage) and chicken farming. These women participate in the Microcredit Plus program (loans, education, health) and learn in monthly meetings about administration, health, family and women. Friendship Bridge, through the facilitators, inform Ana and 32,000 other women about the importance of taking hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Having savings is helping Ana get ahead and keep selling her product. She knows better times will come.

Thank you Kiva for reaching out to women!