Total loan: $6,000

Dios Nos Ayudara Group

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Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy baby chicks, laying hens and pigs to fatten and sell.

Dios Nos Ayudara Group's story

Maria, a 27-year-old, married mother of three children (ages 2, 7 and 9), has a 9th grade education. Her husband has a body shop where he also paints cars. Maria raises poultry and sells eggs by the carton. She began this business seven years ago. Part of her income is earmarked for the continuing education of her two older children. With a Kiva loan, she will be able to purchase baby chicks, laying hens and pigs to fatten and sell.

Maria is the treasurer of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Dios Nos Ayudará” or “God Will Help Us” located in the department/state of Quiche. There are six other women in the group who speak Maya K’iche and Spanish. The ladies work hard at their businesses that include sales of traditional clothing, women’s undergarments, children’s clothing, personal care products, and meat. Other women have small restaurants and offer home delivery for their delicious dishes. At their monthly meetings, they polish their skills when a facilitator shares information with them about effective business management practices, health, women’s issues, and family matters. They recently learned about opening up new businesses to increase income during this challenging time. Every other month, the ladies have access to health care services. This effective combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus”.

Thank you Kiva investors!

(The baby in the photo is the daughter of one of the borrowers).