Total loan: $4,750

La Esperanza De Uspantan Group

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USPANTAN, QUICHE, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

La Esperanza De Uspantan Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more chickens.

La Esperanza De Uspantan Group's story

María is a woman of K'iche 'Mayan descent who lives in one of the rural areas of the Quiché State / Department. She is 21 years old and happily lives with her parents in a humble house built of adobe and sheet metal. She had the opportunity to graduate with a bachelor's degree in computing, but due to lack of job opportunities, she has not been able to practice her profession. However, a year ago she started a family business of buying and selling chickens with her mother. The business is growing and María requests a third Kiva loan to buy more chickens.

Seven women of the Mayan K'che 'ethnic group are determined to get ahead despite the difficult circumstances they are currently experiencing. All of them are members of the “La Esperanza de Uspantan” Communal Bank and have businesses such as the sale of chickens and resale of vegetables in the local market. These women also benefit from educational training at their monthly meetings. A facilitator who speaks their own language uses games, pictures and diagrams to share useful information about family, women, health and business. Every 2 months they have access to health care services, another "Plus" service that is part of the Puente de Amistad "Microcredit Plus" program (loans, education, medical care).

The women thank the Kiva lenders for financing these much needed loans!