A loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of chickens.

Flores De Choacaman I Group's story

Giving girls access to school is a fundamental part of the eradication of worldwide poverty. Women with better education tend to be healthier, participate more in formal labor markets, have fewer children, and marry later. Felipa, a married 29-year-old woman and the mother of 2 children (6 and 8), understands this, because she only has a 6th grade education. She works hard raising chickens that she sells in the locale market. With her first Kiva loan, Felipa can buy a large amount of chickens to sell during the end of the year festivities.

“Flores de Choacaman I” is the name of the Puente de Amistad communal bank that Felipa and 6 of her friends have formed. They live in a rural community in the department/state of Quiché. These women raise chickens, and sell traditional textiles. These women meet monthly, make loan payments, and participate in educational trainings on topics like nutrition, hygiene, health, and the use of medicinal plants. They obtain basic tools of business management and learn to prioritize expenses. Every two months, they have access to basic health services from a nurse who is sensitive to their needs. The topic this month was to learn how vaccine against COVID-19 works, also raising awareness on the importance of using it.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for your kindness in financing these essential loans.

In this group: Juana Dolores, Felipa , Manuela , Maria Dolores , Mayra Josefina , Lidia Manuela, Maria Josefina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue.

This loan is special because:

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

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