Total loan: $4,525

Nueva Esperanza Pasaul Group

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Sacualpa, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy tomato seedlings for her farm.

Nueva Esperanza Pasaul Group's story

On a daily basis, 39-year-old Juana walks among rows of beans, corn and tomato plants on her farm. She lives in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. In the wintertime when it rains, she plants the seeds/seedlings and also rents land near a river so that she can easily irrigate the crops. Juana is very happy because she is able to contribute, along with her husband, to household expenses, including the education of her four children who are now over the age of 13.

Juana has decided it is time to plant and is requesting her second Kiva loan. She plans to buy tomato seedlings.

Juana has joined seven other ladies and formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Nueva Esperanza Pasaul”. They meet monthly to make loan payments and to participate in educational training sessions, an important component of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. These interactive trainings cover everyday topics like health, nutrition, hygiene, the use of medicinal plants and protocols to take during the pandemic. They also acquire basic business management tools. Every two months, the women have access to basic health care services.

Juana and her friends are full of hope, as the name of their Trust Bank suggests, and so very grateful to participate in this program and send their gratitude to Kiva investors! Thank you!