Total loan: $4,000

Las Vencedoras De Buenos Aires Group

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

Las Vencedoras De Buenos Aires Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy potatoes, tomatoes, chayote, cucumbers and carrots.

Las Vencedoras De Buenos Aires Group's story

Women, such as Ana who is 35 years old, play different roles. Besides being a housewife and taking care of her children, she helps her husband with farming and also manages a small business selling vegetables. She is the mother of five children (4-17 years old), four of whom attend school.
Ana is very well known in the three communities where she sells, because of the quality and the fair prices of her products. She is requesting her first loan with Kiva to buy vegetables at wholesale prices, such as potatoes, tomatoes, chayote, cucumbers and carrots, in order to take advantage of the offers.
Ana had no access to formal education; therefore, she can not read nor write. However, she is a very good manager of her business. She and other ten Maya K'iche women are members of the communal bank Puente de Amistad "Las Vencedoras De Buenos Aires" in the state of Quiché. These women have businesses, such as the sale of fruits, artisanal sweets, basic grains and raising animals. The monthly meetings they get include an educational session. This is part of the program of loans, education and health services called Microcredit Plus. The themes are taken from four very important areas, such as: health, family, women and businesses. For Ana the lessons on how to invest the loan are important because they allow her to increase her income and avoid getting in too much debt.
Thanks, Kiva lenders for continuing to support the development of Guatemalan women.