Total loan: $4,425

Sanidad Divina Group

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Chichicastenango, Departamento El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped catarina is requesting a loan to buy baby chicks, pigs and feed for them.

Sanidad Divina Group's story

Raising poultry and pigs can be a profitable enterprise for many of the ladies who participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care services. There is much demand for protein and 34-year-old Catarina understands this. She is a married mother of 6 children who range in age from 3-16. Because education is not free in Guatemala, Catarina has only been able to send her 2 oldest children through elementary school. Her husband is a bricklayer. Catarina sells her animals to neighbors and in the local market. She is requesting her 2nd Kiva loan to buy baby chicks, pigs, and feed for them.

Catarina and 6 other Maya “K’iche” ladies live in the department/state of Quiche and formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Sanidad Divina”. They set aside some of their income for the education of their children. The women have an opportunity to gain relevant and useful information at the monthly educational trainings. A facilitator shares information about business management, hygiene, nutrition, family matters, and women’s issues. Every other month, the women have access to health care services. This is really important because the health care system in Guatemala is inadequate.

Catarina and her friends are very grateful to participate in the program and appreciate the generosity of Kiva investors. Thank you to each of you for lending a helping hand!