Total loan: $5,025

Mujeres De Chucuxcabel Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Health

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A loan helped to buy vitamins, antibiotics, analgesics and first aid supplies for her small pharmacy.

Mujeres De Chucuxcabel Group's story

Small pharmacies, like the one that 36-year-old Santa has established, are lifelines to rural communities. Santa searched for a way to earn income and improve the quality of life for her husband and two children (ages 13, 15).

Although she only had six years of formal education, she is determined and smart. The pharmacy is doing well and now it is time to restock inventory. Santa is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy vitamins, antibiotics, analgesics and first aid supplies.

Santa, along with eight Maya K’iche ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank's “Mujeres de Chucuxcabel” Group in the department/state of Totonicapan. The women sell personal care products, medicines and colorful traditional textiles. They meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational trainings centered around an aspect of four subjects: health, women, family, business. Often, they share what they learn with family members and friends. Every other month, the ladies have access to healthcare services in the “Health for Life” program. This is very important, especially in the current time of the pandemic. The healthcare system in Guatemala is sadly lacking. “Microcredit Plus” is the title of this useful combination of loans, education and healthcare.

Santa and her friends are poised to step into a brighter future because of their determination and the helping hands of Kiva and Friendship Bridge. Thank you!