Total loan: $3,700

Mujeres De San Antonio Group

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Cunen, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy more vegetables to resell.

Mujeres De San Antonio Group's story

Lucia is a 39-year-old married mother of 3 children (2, 10, and 14) who has no formal education. She is happy that her older children are in primary and secondary schools. Her husband is a bricklayer.

Lucia has a vegetable business. She sells two days per week in communities in the towns of Nebaj, Cunen and Quiche. On Saturdays and Wednesdays, she sells in a nearby community. With a Kiva loan, Lucia plans to buy more cabbage, carrots, onions and tomatoes.

As a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de San Antonio”, Lucia participates in the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. There are 6 other Maya K’iche women in the group who raise animals, sell traditional and modern clothing, vegetables, tortillas and have convenience stores. Topics for their monthly educational sessions are drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, and women. Lucia remembers how much she learned about wise investing and the dangers of squandering her income. She has learned about prioritizing expenses as well. Every two months, a visiting nurse who speaks their Maya K’iche language, offers all kinds of basic exams and services.

Lucia and her friends are committed to empowering themselves and raising their standard of living. Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are a huge help to them in creating a brighter and more successful future. Thank you to each of you!