A loan of $6,400 helped a member to buy agricultural supplies and pay for labor.


Xexac 2 Group's story

Catarina (the person to the far right of the photograph) is a 31 year-old woman. She is single and has 3 children. She lives with her family in Nahualá, Sololá.

Catarina is a young, enthusiastic and visionary person who has a strong desire to get ahead. She has a business selling bananas. She carries out this activity in the community where she lives. She inherited this line of work from her parents, who used to do the same work. They transferred all of their knowledge and experience to her. With this business, she generates the income she needs to support her family. Catarina comments that she enjoys this work, because it is honest work that gives her a way to serve her community. She has more than 17 years of experience in this line of work.

With the goal of contributing to her community, Catarina decided to organize a communal bank where she and her fellow group members could help each other and thereby improve their living standards. She will use this loan to buy supplies (fertilizers) and to pay for labor to maintain her banana crops. Catarina dreams of increasing her income through her work cultivating and producing bananas.

In this group: Catarina Gregoria , Cristina Candelaria , Marta Elena, Catarina , Magdalena , Ana , Catarina, Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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