Total loan: $3,975

Violetas De San Francisco Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy supplies such as plates to build bigger pens and organic manure for her coffee crops.

Violetas De San Francisco Group's story

Ruth, 41, is the proud owner of a farm where she rears pigs and grows coffee.
She lives with her husband and has seven children (aged 12 to 25). Twelve years ago, she decided to start a business because she saw it would be needed to support the family.
Thanks to the profits, she has been able to meet her children’s needs, including educational needs.
She has five children still in her care, who go to school.
The eldest two have jobs and their own families. She is a grandmother of two.
Ruth’s farm has grown and the time has come to restock on supplies.
Ruth asks for her second Kiva loan in order to buy supplies such as plates to build bigger pens and organic manure for her coffee crops.
Together with 8 other women, she is a member of communal bank Violetas de San Francisco, of Friendship Bridge.
The women live in the state of Chimaltenango and want to keep investing in their respective businesses: textiles, fruit sales, firewood, chicken farm, coffee crops.
Apart from the loan, the group benefits from monthly trainings as part of the loan, training, and healthcare services programme “Microcredito Plus”.
The trainings are crucial for the women to succeed as entrepreneurs.
They learn about business, entrepreneurship, self-confidence, rights, and health.
Kiva lenders, together with Friendship Bridge, have an opportunity to make a difference for these Mayan women in their fight against poverty.