Total loan: $4,100

Hortensias 2 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to expand her chicken and pig activity, and buy corn and beans.

Hortensias 2 Group's story

Julia is 50 years old; she is married. She is her family's third child, and her parents did not give her an education; instead, she has had to work ever since she was a small girl.

She married at the age of 17 and has 5 children.

With this year's credit, she has received 3 loans from Chajulense Association of Women United for Life. With her first, she invested in purchasing, fattening and selling chicks and pigs. When she got her second loan, she expanded her activity, once she was sure that the chick and pig activity was a good bargain. With her third loan, she will expand her activity and will invest in buying corn and beans.

She is grateful with Chajulense Association of Women United for Life because her activities have let her have a good income and help her family with their expenses.

Julia is the leader of Hortensias Group 2. The group comprises 6 women: 1 from the Ixil Maya ethnicity, 1 from the K’iche’ Maya ethnicity and 4 from the Ladino ethnicity. The group will invest their loan into retail (50%), food (17%), and agriculture 33%. On average, each member of the group has 3 children, the average age of the members of the group is 35 years old, 83% are illiterate, and 17% did not finish their primary education.