A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy two pigs and ten chikens.


Mujeres Del Sector Terminal Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank, “Mujeres del Sector Terminal” is composed of ten hardworking women whose average age is 31 years. Each averages four children and although each has less than a year of formal education, the women realize how important it is for their children. Most of the ladies do not speak Spanish but rather their native Mayan language, “Kiche”. They live in a remote rural community in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. Eva is 24 years of age and brand new to the Trust Bank. She is married to a masonry assistant and they have three children who range in age from three to six. This industrious young woman raises pigs and chickens and is in need of financial capital so she can purchase more animals. For this reason, she joined “Mujeres del Sector Terminal” and applied for her first loan. Eva intends to buy at least two pigs and ten chickens and will purchase feed to fatten them as well. She is excited to be part of the Trust Bank. All the women are very dynamic and share the same goal which is to help their families move forward. The ladies of “Mujeres del Sector Terminal” really enjoy the non-formal education trainings on topics like women's health, self-esteem, children’s education, hygiene, money management, and business administration. These trainings are part of the monthly meetings facilitated by a Trust Bank officer from Friendship Bridge. The women participate in these trainings by sharing experiences as well as giving their opinions and personal examples. All of the ladies of the Trust Bank “Mujeres del Sector Terminal” are infinitely grateful to KIVA investors throughout the world for the opportunity to secure a loan. The funds help them to grow their businesses, increase their family income and improve their quality of life. They look forward to a brighter future as empowered women eliminating poverty.

In this group: Sebastiana , Sebastiana , Candelaria , Candelaria , Tomasa , Rafaela , Alicia , Rosa , Lucila , Eva
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