Total loan: $5,900

Flor De Zapote Group

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Chicaman, El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Flor De Zapote Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase more turkeys, roosters, and pigs to increase the product of the pens.

Flor De Zapote Group's story

Alvina is a 47-year-old woman who is a member of the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Flor de Zapote.” She did not have the opportunity to go to school. From her parents she learned to work in the business of raising roosters, turkeys, and pigs. She is characterized by being a worker who started the business a few years ago and now seeks to increase her pens.

She lives with her husband and is the mother of three children over the age of 20. Alvina's children finished sixth grade and have now formed their own homes. She is a happy grandmother of four children. She requests a third loan from Kiva to invest in the purchase of more turkeys, roosters, and pigs to increase the product of the pens.

There are seven other women from this Puente de Amistad Community Bank who live in the rural area of ​​the Department / State of Quiché. They want to invest this loan in the business of animal husbandry (pigs, turkeys, chickens) and the agriculture of cardamom, plantain, and bananas.

Alvina is one of the more than 32,000 female clients of Puente de Amistad who benefit from participating in the "Microcredit Plus" program, which combines small loans, training, and basic health services. Because these women have little or no formal education, in the monthly training programs they learn to be successful as merchants, mothers, and women. (The child in the photograph has the authorization of her mother to appear in it.)

Thank you!!