Total loan: $4,975

Mujeres Primavera Group

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San Andrés Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy two goats.

Mujeres Primavera Group's story

Women's roles are vital for households to function well. It is essential to manage income, budget for expenses, take care of the home and run your own business. This is what María does every day She is a widowed woman, mother of 3 children (9 to 18) and a businesswoman. She is 37-year-old and has 2 years of education. Maria has provided primary and secondary education to all of her children. She has two businesses: weaving of typical blouses that are made on a back-strap loom and a small chicken farm. María is well known within and outside of her community for selling quality products at a fair price. She is very proud because thanks to the businesses she has been able to employ four women, so that textile orders are delivered on time. María has requested the 2nd loan from Kiva to buy 2 goats.

There are 9 Kaqchikel Mayan women who form the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Mujeres Primavera”. They live in the high mountains of the Department / State of Chimaltenango. In addition to access to small loans, they benefit from receiving educational training, as an essential part of the "Microcredit Plus" loan, education and health services program. Since they have little or no formal education, they become more informed as they learn about health, family, women, business. María shares "The talks on business management and avoiding over-indebtedness help us to consolidate the textile and animal husbandry businesses (chickens, goats, pigs)".

Thank you!