A loan of $4,875 helped a member to buy supplies (fertilisers) and to pay labourers.

Xejuyup Group's story

Antonia (second on the right in the photo) is 34 years old, married and has two children. She lives with her children in Nahualá, in Sololá.

Antonia makes a living growing and selling bananas in her home community. She learned this trade from her family who, many years ago, did this work. This work generates the necessary income for Antonia to give her family everything that they need. Antonia has been doing this work for over 15 years.

Antonia decided to organise a loan group in order for the members to help each other and improve their lifestyles. Antonia will use this loan in order to buy supplies (fertiliser) and to pay labourers, in order to look after her banana plantations.

Antonia's biggest dream is to buy more land and increase her banana crops.

In this group: Antonia, Juana, Manuela Cecilia, Manuela, María

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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