Total loan: $5,250

Reynas Del Occidente Group

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Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy more pigs to fatten, butcher, and sell.

Reynas Del Occidente Group's story

Santa, age 35, is a busy married mother of four children between the ages of 10 and 15. She manages three business. For the past two years, she has been operating a corn mill and selling shaved ice. However, three years ago, Santa began raising pigs to fatten, butcher, and sell. She is now requesting her first Kiva loan to buy additional pigs so that she can increase her income. This will help cover educational expenses for all of her children who are enrolled in school.

Santa has a seventh grade education and serves as the secretary for the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Reynas del Occidente”. There are six other women in this group. They live in a warm coastal area in the State of Suchitepequez. All of them speak Spanish, the national language of Guatemala. These women sell tortillas, firewood, and traditional snacks that are delivered to the homes of their customers. Other members manage convenience stores, have grain mills, grow corn, and raise pigs. Monthly educational seminars are part of the “Microcredit Plus” program, which also includes loans and health care services that are essential for their success. Topics include health, hygiene, nutrition, women’s issues, and business management skills. A recent topic that was covered was strategies to expand one’s business during an economic crisis, such as COVID-19. Every month, the members have access to basic health services.

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