Total loan: $3,050

Triunfadoras Group

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Santa Clara La Laguna, Solola, Solola, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy more chickens.

Triunfadoras Group's story

Maya K’iche’ Guatemalan women, such as Dina, age 21, had very few opportunities when they were young. Their parents could not pay for their higher education, and then they had to help to earn money to cover household expenses. Now Dina is married, and she knows the importance of education for her child, age 3.

For five years, Dina has been effectively managing her business of cross-stitch embroidery of "huipiles" or typical blouses. To obtain additional income, she also sells chicken, live or butchered. She sells twice per week in the market in her community. Her business is gaining in popularity, and she has many orders for chickens. Dina needs a second Kiva loan to buy more chickens.

Dina is the treasurer of the communal bank "Triunfadoras", under the auspices of Puente de Amistad [Friendship Bridge] in the department / state of Sololá. There are six other women in the group, most of whom attended primary school. They have businesses such as sale of live chickens, sale of chicken meat, embroidery of typical blouses, and sale of food.

These women benefit from monthly training on business, health, women, and family. Bi-monthly, a nurse visits the women to provide them with basic health and family planning services. These benefits are part of the “Microcrédito Plus” program of Puente de Amistad (loans, training, and health).

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for your generosity in financing these loans, which are essential for Dina and her friends.