Total loan: $4,525

Santa Rosa Group

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USPANTAN, QUICHE, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Santa Rosa Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy pigs, feed, and building materials to remodel her pig pens.

Santa Rosa Group's story

Santos is a married mother of 5 children, ages 5 months to 15 years, who raises pigs. She is proud that she has contributed to the education expenses of her 3 older children. Santos is saving money for the education of her youngest children because she realizes that a good education is a key to a brighter and more successful future.

Pigs are very hard on their pens and Santos needs to do major repairs. She is requesting her third Kiva loan to buy metal sheeting, nails, and other building supplies. She also wants to buy more pigs and feed for them.

Santos joined 6 other Maya “Uspanteco” women who are members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Santa Rosa. They live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. These ladies work hard at their businesses selling tortillas and animals. Others have popular convenience stores.

The women look forward to their monthly meetings when a facilitator shares relevant information with them. The women learn about topics drawn from 4 areas: health, business, family, and women. These sessions are critical for personal development and to raise self-esteem. Every 2 months, the group welcomes a traveling nurse who speaks their language. She offers preventive and diagnostic services. “Microcredit Plus” is the name given to this effective combination of loans, education, and healthcare.

These ladies send their gratitude to Kiva investors from all parts of the world who fund their much needed loans. Thank you!