A loan helped a member to buy laying hens, as well as potatoes and chicken.


Fresas De Pexla Group's story

Petrona is a 20-year-old married mother with a 4-year-old boy. She is an enterprising woman who yearns for a prosperous future for herself and her family. She has been raising laying hens for some years. She sells the eggs by the box and offers the product in stores near her community. To generate other income, she also sells chicken and French fries. Petrona wants to continue investing in business and to achieve this goal, she requests her first KIVA loan to buy laying hens, as well as potatoes and chicken. This will allow her to get eggs and sell them by the box, also continue to prepare delicious fried food.

There are 6 women in the group and they all speak Ixil Mayan. They live in the rural area of ​​the Department (state) of Quiché. The women are proud of their businesses which include selling textiles, selling chicken and chips, have laying hens and are farmers (tomato, cabbage, potato). Petrona and her companions have attended some grade of primary school. To reinforce women's knowledge, a Friendship Bridge facilitator conducts monthly educational trainings using pictures, diagrams, and games. They can apply what they learn about business practices, health, hygiene, nutrition, and other relevant topics right away. The combination of loans, education and health is called "Microcredit Plus".



The women share: "We hope to receive this loan to invest in our businesses." Thank you KIVA Lender!

In this group: Cecilia , Petrona , Elena , Marta , Ana , Ana


This loan is special because:

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



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