Total loan: $3,150

La Esperanza 2 Group

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Chajul, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to expand planting and growing vegetables, and helping children and adults that need prosthesis.

La Esperanza 2 Group's story

Luciana is 34 years old; she grew up with her parents and her siblings. She studied to the ninth grade because her parents could not continue supporting her, and she began working with an organization that promoted cultivation of organic coffee. In this organization she got the opportunity to go to other hamlets, and train young people about the advantages of organic coffee.

She met her husband through this activity and got married at the age of 18. Her husband is Swedish.

This year she got her sixth credit. She and her husband will use her credit in planting and growing vegetables, and in an activity that her husband is developing, helping children and adults that need prosthesis. Her husband's activity is done on a nonprofit basis, without cost to the patients.

Luciana is the leader of La Esperanza Group 2. The group is integrated by five women, one from the Ixil Maya ethnicity and four from the K’iche’ Maya ethnicity. The group will invest their loan in textiles 20%, retail 20% and agriculture 60%. On average, each member of the group has two children, and the average age of the members of the group is 36 years old. Twenty percent did not finish their primary education, 20% studied to the eighth grade, 20% to the ninth grade, 20% studied to the 10th grade and ended their secondary education and 20% ended their secondary education and got the title of Teacher of Elementary School.