Total loan: $2,525

Emprendedoras De Chupacay Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Agriculture

Emprendedoras De Chupacay Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy more chickens.

Emprendedoras De Chupacay Group's story

One year ago, 57 year old Julia was widowed. Her family of 7 children (22 years old and over) and 5 grandchildren have been a great support during this time. Her 3 youngest children live with her and are independent and cover their own educational expenses at the university. For over 20 years, Julia has farmed peanuts. Seeding occurs in the winter time. During other parts of the year, she sells sweets and raises chickens. With her 1st KIVA loan, Julia will buy more chickens in order to offer them for end of the year celebrations and holidays.

Julia is Treasurer of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Emprendedora de Chupacay” in the department/state of Quiche'. There are 8 other Maya Sacapulteco ladies in the group who have tortilla shops and bakeries, small peanut farms and raise chickens. They meet monthly, make loan payments and participate in educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. Since they have little or no formal education (Julia has a 3rd grade education), their interactive educational sessions are vital to their success. They learn about an aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, business. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services, part of the “Health for Life” program. A visiting nurse, who speaks their language, offers all kinds of consults, exams and more.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for your kindness in funding these much appreciated loans!