A loan of $6,225 helped a member buy supplies such as fertilizer and pay for labour.


Xexac Group's story

Ana María (in the centre of the photo) is 32 years old, single, and has two children. She lives with her family in Nahualá, Sololá.

Ana María is a young woman with a great desire to get ahead in life. She earns her living growing and selling banana plants in the community where she lives. She inherited this business from her parents who passed on all their knowledge and experience to her. The money she earns provides Ana María with the income she needs to support her beautiful family. She enjoys the work because it is honest and benefits her community. She now has more than 17 years experience in this job.

Because she wanted to contribute to her community, Ana María decided to organize a group so they could help each other and improve their standard of living. She will use the loan money to buy supplies such as fertilizer and pay for labour to maintain her banana crops.

Ana María’s dreams are to produce more banana plants, increase her income, and provide her children with a good education.


In this group: Ana Maria, Isabel, Manuela, Manuela, Marta
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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