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Total loan: $5,475

Ranitas Group

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San Mateo, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy fruit, and also new products such as a variety of vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, güisquil, cucumbers and carrots).


Ranitas Group's story

Women like Ana, 28, have multiple roles. Apart from being a housewife and taking care of her children, she helps her husband with household expenses. She also runs her small fruit-by-bag business.

Ana is the mother of two children (5 and 12 years old), who receive education in kindergarten and primary school. Ana did not have access to formal education; therefore she cannot read or write. However, she is a very good manager of her business.

Ana is well known in the area for the quality and fair prices of her products. She requests the first loan from Kiva to buy fruit, and also new products such as a variety of vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, güisquil, cucumbers and carrots).

Ana and seven other Maya K'iche women are members of the Puente de Amistad "Ranitas" community bank in the department/state of Quetzaltenango. These women have businesses such as selling fruits, food and clothing, and some have shops for daily consumption items.

The monthly meetings they host include an educational session. This is part of the loan: an education and health services program called Microcredit Plus. The topics are drawn from four very important areas: health, family, women and business. For Ana, the lessons on how to invest the loan are important because it allows increasing income and avoiding over-indebtedness.

Thanks to the Kiva lenders for continuing to support the development of Guatemalan women.