Total loan: $2,625

Rio De Agua Viva Tululche Group

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Chiche, El Quiche, Guatemala , Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Rio De Agua Viva Tululche Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy hens, turkeys, and pigs to fill orders for customers.

Rio De Agua Viva Tululche Group's story

Juana was widowed 11 years ago leaving her to raise 8 children who are now all over the age of 18. She is 57 years of age and as is typical of many Maya women of her generation, has no formal education. Juana is determined to move ahead and has two businesses. She embroiders colorful traditional blouses/”huipiles” and has 3 employees who help her fill orders. She also raises chickens, turkeys and pigs and needs to buy more because this is a very busy time of the year and she has orders for holiday celebrations.

Juana is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Rio de Agua Viva Tululche” located in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. There are five other women in the group who raise animals and embroider traditional textiles like Juana.

This is their fourth KIVA loan cycle. At their monthly meetings, the ladies make loan payments and then participate in educational training sessions-- the backbone of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics are centered around 4 subjects: business, health, family, women. These sessions are crucial for improving self esteem, and improving business outcomes. Every other month, a visiting nurse combines health education with basic health care services, consultations and exams.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for lending a helping hand to Juana and her friends!