Total loan: $2,850

Mujeres Ganadoras Group

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San Andrés Xecul, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy firewood, rice, and ingredients.

Mujeres Ganadoras Group's story

Juana, 57, separated seven years ago, has three children 16 to 21. She only studied up to second grade and is proud her older children are accountants and her youngest is in high school.

To generate income to cover the house expenses and her children's education, Juana sells twice a week snacks and toasted corn beverages called atoles. In her free time, she also embroiders colorful traditional blouses. Juana is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy firewood, rice, and ingredients to keep preparing her food.

The member of the Puente de Amistad called Mujeres Ganadoras are eight and they live in a rural zone in the Quetzaltenango Department. Some of the group members speak Mayan k'iche and Spanish. Her average education level is sixth grade. They meet monthly to make the loan payments and participate in educational sessions. The women learn about good management practices for their food and sewing businesses. The training is part of the Microcredito Plus" program for loans, education, and health services.

On behalf of the women of this group, a great thanks to every one of the Kiva lenders for supporting their integral development.