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Total loan: $2,725

Bella Vista Group

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Santa Lucia La Reforma, Totonicapan, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy laying hens.


Bella Vista Group's story

Maria is a 60-year-old married mother with three children over 23 years of age. She did not attend school. Currently, María leads a group of women who are willing to take classes to learn to read and write. She is an enterprising woman who longs for a prosperous future for herself and her family.

She has been raising broilers for 30 years. She sells meat and also live chickens. María wants to raise other types of hens such as layers to also sell the eggs by the box and offer the product in stores near her community. Maria wants to continue investing in the business and to achieve this goal. She requests her third Kiva loan to buy laying hens.

There are seven women in the group and they all speak Mayan K'iche '. They live in the rural area of ​​the Department (state) of Totonicapán. The women are proud of their businesses selling animals such as chickens, turkeys and sheep. María and her classmates have attended elementary school.

To reinforce the women's knowledge, a Friendship Bridge facilitator conducts monthly educational trainings using pictures, diagrams, and games. They can apply what they learn about business practices, health, hygiene, nutrition, and other relevant topics right away. The combination of loans, education and health is called "Microcredit Plus". The women hope to receive this loan to invest in their businesses. Thanks!