A loan helped a member to buy chickens, vaccinations and concentrated feed.


Las Guerreras De Chicamana Group's story

Raising poultry provides a livelihood for underserved populations throughout the world. Carmelina is a 24-year-old married mother of three children (5 months -5 years old).

She raises chickens that she fattens up to butcher or collects their eggs. She shares that her children collect the eggs each day and then let them out of their pens so that they can stroll around the yard. Then, before dark, they return to their pens. Her income supports the education of her oldest child.

Carmelina is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy more chickens, vaccinations and concentrated feed. She will be able to expand her business, and create more income! The children in the photo are the children of the clients.

Seven women, including Carmelina, formed the Trust Bank “Las Guerreras de Chicamana” in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. They meet monthly to make loan payments and to participate in an educational session, designed by a facilitator. This is especially important because the ladies have little or no formal education. They learn about every day topics like health, hygiene, nutrition and how to manage their businesses effectively. The facilitator uses pictures, diagrams, role playing and games to share the information. Every other month, they are offered basic health care services and exams. This successful combination of loans, education and health care is called “Microcredit Plus”.

KIVA lenders, offer these ladies hope for a more successful future. Thank you to each of you!

In this group: Maria , Maria , Carmelina , Bertha , Martha , Juana, Maria


This loan is special because:

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



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