Total loan: $3,600

Flores De La Manana Group

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Chicaman, El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy chicken to sell and a freezer.

Flores De La Manana Group's story

Resilience, character and strength are characteristics that describe Guatemalan women, including Maria. She is married, 24 years old, and has four children between 2 and 8 years old.

Due to her parents' limited financial resources Maria only finished the sixth grade. In search of changing her future she joined her husband when she was 15 years old and had her first son at 16. To help her husband cover the expenses of their four children, including their education, she has a small business. She sells chicken. She is currently seeking her first Kiva loan to invest in the purchase of more chicken and a freezer.

Maria is the president of the Flores de la Mañana communal bank, located in a rural area of the department/state of Quiche. There are six other women in the group who work selling chicken, fruits and vegetables, and animals.

The women are very anxious to learn in their monthly meetings led by facilitators of the institution. The themes that are most useful for these women are health, family and business. One of the benefits the women have is access to preventive health services. This will help them improve their way of life. Friendship Bridge calls this combination of loans, education and medical attention services "Microcrédito Plus."

Thanks, Kiva investors, for continuing to support Guatemalan women in reactivating their businesses and improving their financial situation.