Total loan: $3,625

Mujeres De Chimbatz Group

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San Miguel Ixtahuacan, San Marcos, San Marcos Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy turkeys and pigs.

Mujeres De Chimbatz Group's story

Eliria, a 30-year-old married mother with 5 children (2 months -11 years), has a 2nd grade education. She has an animal husbandry business raising chickens, turkeys, and cattle. Her husband sells corn in bulk in various communities. Part of their income goes to the education of their 3 older children who are in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades. Eliria wants to start an additional personal care business to earn extra income. With her 1st Kiva loan, Eliria can buy turkeys and pigs.

Eliria is one of 11 Maya Mam ladies who formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres de Chimbatz” in the department/state of San Marcos. They participate in the useful “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational training sessions and health care services. Their businesses range from animal husbandry, and sales of clothing and shoes to convenience stores. In their monthly educational interactive training sessions, the women learn about an aspect of 4 topics: health, women’s issues, family matters, and effective business management tools. They can apply the information immediately to their lives and often share it with family and friends. Especially important is how to navigate safely through the pandemic.

Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, give Eliria and her friends real hope for a brighter future. Thank you Kiva investors for extending a helping hand!