Total loan: $4,650

Reynas Uspantanense Group

Flag of Guatemala
USPANTAN, QUICHE, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Food

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

A loan helped to buy corn, pigs, firewood and a refrigerator.

Reynas Uspantanense Group's story

Maria is from a large family of 10 children and because of limited financial resources, her parents were only able to send her to school through the 3rd grade. Now Maria is married and the mother of 6 children between ages 15 and 27. Almost all of them are high school graduates! Some are teachers, accountains, police officers and the younger 3 are still studying. The oldest son is married and has 2 children. Maria’s husband makes bricks. Fourteen years ago, she opened a tortilla shop, and then began to raise pigs. Later, Ana added a prepared food business and made the delicious regional snack type foods of her area. Business is picking up and Maria has to fill orders. She plans to buy a refrigerator to store vegetables and meat. In addition, part of her 2nd KIVA loan will go to buy firewood, corn, and pigs.

Maria is the Secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Reynas Uspantanense” along with 6 other ladies. They are Maya “Uspanteko” and live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. They have animal husbandry businesses, tortilla shops and food carts of french fries. They look forward to their monthly meetings when a Facilitator, who speaks their language, leads an interactive educational training. Topics are based on 4 areas: health, women, family, business. Every 2 months, they have access to basic health care services.

Maria and her friends send their gratitude to KIVA investors from all parts of the world!