Total loan: $3,750

Cruzche 2Do Centro Group

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Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

Cruzche 2Do Centro Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more animals and feed.

Cruzche 2Do Centro Group's story

They say that Guatemalan women are fighters and they don't quit despite all the challenges they face!

Susena, 29, has been described as being a protective single mother who does what's possible to get ahead with her five-year-old little girl. Six years ago she started her business raising and selling chickens and sheep. She also goes out to do domestic work in homes. The income from her business has enabled her to cover her household expenses.

Susena's requesting her first Kiva loan to invest in her business. She's going to buy more animals and feed.

Susena and seven other women make up Friendship Bridge's Cruzche 2do Centro communal bank. Their goal is to grow their businesses, which include raising animals, convenience stores, tailoring, and dairy and egg sales. They want to satisfy the needs of their children, including their education.

They're also able to develop their skills to realize their goals through the Microcredit Plus program (small loans, education, medical care). They empower themselves in four categories: business, family, health, and women's issues. Every two months they receive basic health services and family planning.

The women thank the Kiva lenders for their generosity!