Total loan: $3,925

Mujeres De Buena Vista Group

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San Juan Cotzal, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy baby chicks, pigs and feed for them.

Mujeres De Buena Vista Group's story

There are many young women who leave school early because they want to start their own families. Sometimes, their husbands leave them or are unable to cover all the household expenses. This latter case is the situation that 27-year-old Sara encountered. She is married and the mother of five children who range in age from 1-11. Her husband works as a day laborer, but he doesn’t make enough to cover all expenses including the education of the children.

Sara has an animal husbandry business raising both chickens and pigs. The end of the year holidays have the potential to increase both business and income for Sara. Therefore, she is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy baby chicks, pigs and feed for them.

Although Sara did not have much formal education, she has a great opportunity to continue to learn. So do the other seven ladies in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de Buena Vista” or “Women with Good Vision.” After making loan payments, they participate in educational training sessions that raise their self-esteem and help them feel more empowered. Topics range from health, nutrition and hygiene to effective business management practices and the use of medicinal plants.

Because there are such huge health disparities in Guatemala, the ladies appreciate the bi-monthly visits of a nurse who offers different services, both preventive and diagnostic. “Microcredit Plus” is the name of the effective combination of health services, educational sessions and loan support! Thank you, Kiva investors!