Total loan: $2,800

Las Sulamitas 2 Group

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Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Agriculture

Las Sulamitas 2 Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more firewood, chicken/turkey feed, vaccinations and corn.

Las Sulamitas 2 Group's story

Alicia, a 36-year-old married mother of a 16-year-old daughter who is in the ninth grade, has three businesses! She raises chickens and turkeys, makes tortillas in her tortilla shop three times daily and five years ago, began to sell firewood. Her husband is a teacher. Alicia understands the tremendous importance of a good education and is happy that her daughter is in the 9th grade. With her first Kiva loan, Alicia plans to buy more firewood, feed and vaccinations for her chickens and turkeys, and corn.

As the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Sulamitas 2”, Alicia calls the monthly meetings to order. There are six other Maya K’iche ladies in the group who live in a rural area in the department/state of Suchitepequez. They have convenience stores, tortilla shops, raise chickens and turkeys, and sell corn, firewood and traditional wrap-around skirts called “cortes”. At their monthly meetings, the women learn how to manage their loans, and obtain essential business management tools like planning, budgeting and investing. They also learn about an aspect of three other topics: health, family, women.

Thank you, Kiva lender, for the essential role you play in the lives of Alicia and her friends.