Total loan: $5,050

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase chickens and feed.

Mujeres Cumplidas De Rancho Group's story

María is a single woman, 38 years old, who lives with her mother and a sibling. She has a first-grade education. Some years ago, she began a small animal farm where she raises cattle (cows, a bull) and chickens. María has 4 corrals. When the animals are large, she sells them in three markets near her community.

María's goal is to grow the business to increase sales. She knows that by increasing her income, she will be able to pay her expenses and those of her mother. María asks for her 2nd Kiva loan to purchase chickens and feed to fatten them.

María is one of the 7 Maya K'iche women who belong to the Friendship Bridge communal bank Mujeres Cumplidas de Rancho in the department/state of Quiché. The women sell animals and vegetables.

They look forward to the monthly meetings when they make the loan payments and participate in educational training designed by a facilitator who uses images, games, role plays, and stories to share the information. The themes are relevant to their lives and come from 4 areas: health, women, family, and business. Often, they share what they learn with relatives and friends. Every 2 months, they have access to basic health services, consultations, and exams done by a travelling nurse who speaks their language. This efficient combination of loans, education, and medical care is called Microcrédito Plus.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for offering a friendly hand to María and her friends.