Total loan: $3,475

Bella Vista Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more chickens that she will raise and resell.

Bella Vista Group's story

Rosa is a dedicated married mother of 2 children (18 months and 4 years old) who lives in a village in the department/state of Totonicapan. Her husband works in a convenience store. Rosa has a 6th grade education. Two years ago, she began her business raising and selling live chickens. She sells them from her home and in nearby markets (market hours are limited by the government restrictions due to Covid19). Rosa is requesting a Kiva loan to buy more chickens that she will raise and then sell.

Rosa is the Secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Bella Vista” (“Beautiful View”). There are 8 other Maya K’iche ladies in the group and almost all of them have poultry businesses. They look forward to their monthly meetings where they offer each other support, make loan payments, and participate in educational training sessions. Topics are relevant to their lives and based on business, family, women, and health. Every other month, a visiting nurse offers services like blood pressure and blood sugar checks, breast exams, PAP smears, and more. Friendship Bridge calls the combination of loans, education, and health care “Microcredit Plus”.

Kiva investors partnering with Friendship Bridge are highly appreciated by Rosa and her friends. Thank you to each of you for your kindness and your generosity!