A loan helped a member to buy chickens, pigs, and calves, as well as feed.

Cruz De Camino Group's story

Eight Maya K’iche women, who want to bolster their businesses, educate themselves and their children, and eliminate poverty, have formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Cruz de Camino in the department/state of Quiche. They have traditional textile, vegetable, and animal husbandry businesses. The ladies are requesting a Kiva loan to inject much needed capital into their businesses.

Tomasa, a 40-year-old mother of four children (17 to 23), has worked very hard at her animal husbandry business and sets aside income for the education of her children. Each has a 6th grade education. She has noted that her home and property are in need of improvements and is motivated to increase her income to take care of expenses. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy chickens, pigs, and calves, as well as feed.

It is a bright moment each month when Tomasa and her friends get together for their meetings. They offer each other support and advice, make loan payments, and then participate in educational training, part of the Microcredit Plus program of loans, education, and healthcare services. The educational training is relevant to their lives. They learn to manage their businesses (planning, budgeting, investing, savings), care for their families (health, hygiene, nutrition, skin care) and empower themselves (self esteem, women’s rights). As they continue in the program, the ladies gain confidence and pride.

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

In this group: Tomasa, Marcelina, Tomasa, Tomasa, Ana, Manuela, Dominga , Tomasa

This loan is special because:

Clients receive in-depth trainings on business, health, over-indebtedness, and self-esteem.

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