A loan helped a member to buy chickens, feed, vaccines, and dewormers.


Mujeres Sichivilenses Group's story

Ester is a 26-year-old married mother of three children (ages 7, 5, and a four-month-old). She raises poultry and sells tamales. Her husband is a vocational nurse who manages his own clinic and sells medicines. Their combined income helps to pay for their oldest child’s first grade education. With her first Kiva loan, Ester will buy more chickens, feed, vaccines, and dewormers.

Ester is one of the 13 Maya Mam women in this group who live in a rural area in the Department of San Marcos. They speak the Maya Mam language. These women have businesses such as convenience stores, raising livestock, and cultivating potatoes. The name of their Trust Bank is “Mujeres Sichivilenses”. They are able to have a brighter future because of their monthly training sessions that are offered as part of the “Microcredit Plus” program that consists of loans, education, and health care. A facilitator will share information about everyday topics such as health, hygiene, nutrition, and preventative care during the pandemic. Games, role playing, pictures, and diagrams are used to convey the information since these women have little or no education. Ester has a sixth grade education.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for offering a helping hand to Ester and her friends. They will have open doors to a brighter future!

NB: The child in the photograph belongs to one of the borrowers who is participating in this loan.

In this group: Everilda, Audulia Genoveva, Maria Irma , Santos Anastacia , Laura Victoria , Ester , Maria Luiza, Filomena Veronica, Silvia Josefina , Jilda Elena , Mirna Antonieta , Maria Anita , Elvia Amalia


This loan is special because:

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



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