A loan helped a member to purchase chickens, pigs, and feed to give them.


Las Rosas De Chipaj Group's story

The women have characterized themselves by seeking different ways to open businesses which allow them to generate income and improve their living conditions and those of their families.

For Raquel, 41 years old, the business of raising chickens which she later sells as meat and raising pigs has been functional. This business allows her to generate income to support her spouse and 3 children (ages 4-23), 2 of whom are still in school.

Due to the temporary closing of the markets for COVID-19, selling her products was a great challenge for her. But now, with the economic reopening in Guatemalan, she can go and make her sales. Raquel asks for her 3rd Kiva loan to increase her business, investing in chickens, pigs, and feed to give them. The son of one of the clients that appears in this photograph is authorized to appear in the photograph.

There are 8 women in the Puente de Amistad [Friendship Bridge] communal bank Las Rosas de Chipaj who live in a rural place in the department of Quiché. They are Maya and speak K'iche. They work selling fruits, vegetables, basic grains, raising animals, and in traditional textiles

As these women have limited formal education, they appreciate receiving monthly training where they learn about business administration, caring for their families, and maintaining the health and hygiene measures due to the current pandemic. They are empowered in the Microcrédito Plus (loans, training, health) program of Puente de Amistad [Friendship Bridge].

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for continuing to support the development of these Maya women!

In this group: Raquel , Maria , Maria Ofelia , Juana , Maria Esperanza De Rosa, Bernandina , Odilia , Juana

Translated from Spanish.


This loan is special because:

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



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