Total loan: $3,550

Las Flores De Xecorral Group

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Momostenango, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy baby chicks, turkeys, and cows, along with feed.

Las Flores De Xecorral Group's story

Raising and selling poultry, pigs and cattle has provided 43 year old Petrona a way to generate income. She is married and the mother of 9 children who are between the ages of 4-22. With her income, she has been able to send the 5 older children through 6 years of schooling. The other school age children are still studying. She cares for the poultry and animals in 3 corrals outside of her home. Every day, her children help her prepare their feed. They must do this three times daily. Petrona is requesting a KIVA loan to buy more baby chicks, turkeys, cattle and feed.

Petrona is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Flores de Xecorral” in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan. There are 9 other ladies in the group who also raise animals and have traditional textile businesses. They look forward to seeing each other at their monthly meetings and learning about practical tools that they can use with their families and their businesses. Topics like the importance of wearing masks, hand washing and keeping social distance are essential at this time. Learning about effective business management practices, nutrition and self esteem are essential to their success. Every two months, the women have access to health care services. Friendship Bridge calls the combination of loans, education and health care “Microcredit Plus.”

These ladies would be unable to secure a loan in a bank. Thank you, KIVA investors, for your kindness and your generosity!