Total loan: $2,425

Florecitas De Pajapita Group

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Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more chickens to fatten up and to sell the meat.

Florecitas De Pajapita Group's story

When she was a child, 46-year-old Rosmary remembers that her parents worked really hard to support the family. She was only able to attend school for 3 years. Now she is the mother of 4 grown children (18+) and the grandmother of 6. Rosmary is raising her 5 year old granddaughter as the child’s mother died.

Ten years ago, she started her poultry business and is now teaching her grandchildren about it. Her own children now have their own businesses selling chicken. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy more chickens to fatten up and sell their meat.

Rosmary and 8 of her friends belong to the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Florecitas de Pajapita”, located in a coastal area in the department/state of Quetzaltenango. Their monthly meetings include educational training about topics related to health, women’s issues, family matters and effective business management practices. They can apply the information immediately to their businesses selling tortillas, chickens, personal care and cleaning products. They learn about precautions to take during the pandemic and how to adapt their businesses to this challenging time. Every two months, the women have access to basic health care services like blood sugar and blood pressure checks, PAP smears and family planning. This effective combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus”. It works!

Thank you, Kiva investors!