Total loan: $3,725

Tornasol Group

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Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Agriculture

Tornasol Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy chickens and concentrated feed to fatten them.

Tornasol Group's story

Julia is 38 years old and single. She supports her mother, who is a widow. She had the opportunity to go to school through high school. Nevertheless, she has not been able to get a job. Being an enterprising woman, she has a business raising chickens. That is why she is requesting her third Kiva loan. She will use the loan to buy more chickens and concentrated feed to fatten them. Her earnings have supported her family's necessities.

Julia is the treasurer of the Puente de la Amistad "Tornasol" communal bank. It is located in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapán. There are seven Maya K'iche women in the group. They devote themselves to raising chickens, weaving blouses and sashes, and making shoes and sandals. They await their monthly meetings emotionally. Now they mainly take place by telephone due to the coronavirus. It is paramount that they learn about the importance of hygiene (washing hands, disinfecting surfaces), health, and nutrition. They need to learn about family and women's issues and about good investments in order to take advantage of more earnings.

Many of the women in the group have little or no formal education. That is why they are training through the Microcrédito Plus de Puente de Amistad program.

Thank you Kiva lenders for supporting Julia and her colleagues. They are enormously grateful for the support of a loan during this difficult time. They continue working in order to support their families.