Total loan: $3,825

Las Uvas 2 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to sow cardamom, and buy pigs, chickens, and ducks.

Las Uvas 2 Group's story

Juana is 27 years old. She only studied to fifth grade, because she did not want to study. Her father is farmer and her mother sells gasoline and containers for gasoline.

She started working when she was 12 years old, attending her mother's store, knitting, and working with her father at the coffee plantation. In this way she helped to cover part of the family expenses.

She got married at the age of 15.

One of her neighbors told her about the credit opportunities that Chajulense Association of Women United for Life offered for women.

With her first loan she bought different colors of thread and glitter, to make huipils and sell them. She used her second loan to buy pigs, chickens and ducks, to fatten and sell them.

With her third credit, she will use it to buy and fatten pigs, chickens and ducks, but her main goal is to sow cardamom.

Juana is the leader of Las Uvas Group 2. The group is integrated by six women, all from the Ixil Maya ethnicity. The group will invest their loan in retail (17%) and agriculture (83%). On average, each member of the group has two children, the average age of the members of the group is 24 years; 49% are illiterate, 34% did not finish their primary education, and 17% finished their primary education.