A loan of $2,725 helps a member to buy more chickens and pigs.


Las Margaritas Group's story

The contribution made by women in the operation of small animal farms contributes to the generation of additional income and the reduction of household poverty.
Isabel, 27, has experienced an improvement in her quality of life for 8 years since she started the business of raising pigs and chickens. She is married, and a mother of 3 children (2 to 7 years old). Isabel's husband is a bricklayer and the income is not enough to support her family.
In addition to raising animals, she also sells delicious chocolate covered fruits, called chocofrutas and weaves typical blouses.

Isabel studied for two years, but she wants her children to complete a higher education in the future. Isabel wants to continue investing in the animal business. She will use the first Kiva loan to buy more chickens and pigs.

Isabel, along with six other women, strive every day to have a better future for their families. They are part of the Puente de Amistad Community Bank "Las Margaritas", in the province of Quiché. They speak their native K'iche language and have different businesses, such as traditional textiles, animal husbandry (pigs, chickens). These women also benefit from receiving educational training and medical care, through Puente de Amistad's “Microcredit Plus” program.

The contribution of the Kiva lenders promotes the development of Mayan women and their families. Thank you!

In this group: Isabel , Petronila , Roselia , Margarita , Encarnacion , Emiliana , Glenda Yanira


This loan is special because:

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

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.