A loan helped a member to buy food, cleaning supplies and personal use products.


Las Flores De Xecorral Group's story

Cattle rearing is an age old economic activity that consists of the managed exploitation of domesticated animals to produce products for human consumption and use, for economic gains.

Petrona has worked continuously as a farmer for 5 years. She is 44-years old and has a grade 3 education. Petrona has been married for 20 years. She has 9 children (5 to 27). Her 4 older children each have a grade 6 education and 2 more are married. The other 3 children are in primary school. Petrona has 5 grandchildren.

With the earnings from her farming work, she has been able to open a general store. Currently, Petrona wishes to invest only in her store and stock up her inventory with new products. She is requesting her 2nd loan with Kiva to buy food, cleaning supplies and personal use products.

In the Departament/State of Totonicapán, you'll find "The Flowers of Xecorral" communal bank, which is formed by 8 women of K’iche’ ethnicity. They want to invest the loan into their businesses, which include animal husbandry, general stores and the making and selling of incense. Every month, Petrona and her colleagues learn subject matter about saving, budgeting and planning, as well as nutrition, hygiene and health. For them, learning about the good use of money is of vital importance. These are the "extra" benefits of the Friendship Bridge “Microcrédito Plus” program (loans, empowerment, preventative health).

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for supporting the personal growth of these Mayan women!

In this group: Catarina , Petrona , Marcelina , Antonia , Marta , Maruca , Ana , Santiaga

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste.


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



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