Total loan: $2,575

Las Estrellitas De Casa Blanca Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Agriculture

Las Estrellitas De Casa Blanca Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy seeds for the agricultural business as well as some chickens.

Las Estrellitas De Casa Blanca Group's story

19-year-old Esther is a single woman who runs 2 popular businesses growing tomatoes and raising chickens. So that the agricultural product is of quality she has installed a greenhouse. She also has a well to water her crops all year round. Esther studied 6th grade at school. Since she is single, Esther lives with her parents and they help each other to share the household expenses. The business is growing and she needs her business to keep growing. Esther has applied for her first Kiva loan to buy seeds for the agricultural business as well as some chickens.

In the Department / State of Totonicapán, there are 7 women who make up the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Las Estrellitas de Casa Blanca”. They are excelling in their community thanks to the embroidery business of typical blouses, chicken raising and agriculture. Esther is the president of the group and summons her colleagues to attend the meeting monthly. After making loan payments, they participate in trainings, which is a “plus” benefit of Puente de Amistad. The topics are directed towards business (investment, budget), family care (nutrition, hygiene, health) and empowerment for themselves (self-esteem, rights, self-esteem). Esther expresses that the topic about the good investment of money helps her to make her business successful.

Esther and her colleagues send a thank you to Kiva lenders. They look forward to this financing!