Total loan: $2,175

Esfuerzo Mavil Group

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San Pablo, San Marcos, San Marcos Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped , Luisa, to buy feed for her poultry.

Esfuerzo Mavil Group's story

Luisa, a 47-year-old married mother of four children ages seven to 16, is proud that each of her children attends school. The income from her poultry business, along with the funds that her husband earns from selling medicines and school supplies, has funded the education of the children. She began her business five years ago, raising laying hens and “criollos” to butcher. (Criollos are usually smaller than mass-grown farm hens, and the meat is darker and more delicious.) She sells from her home and also in the local bus station. Luisa requests her first Kiva loan to buy feed for them.

Luisa was elected president of her Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Esfuerzo Mavil”. There are six other women in the group. All live in the department/state of San Marcos. These ladies work hard at their convenience stores, animal husbandry and vegetable, fruit, regional snack and clothing businesses. They are happy to learn about effective business management practices, health, nutrition and hygiene as part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. As the women have little or no formal education, these training programs are crucial to their success.

Luisa and her friends cannot go into a bank to secure a loan. Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are highly valued by them. Thanks go to each of you!