A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pay for labor.


Guineales Group's story

Sara is a 22-year-old woman (shown in the photo standing in the first position, from right to left). She is single and lives with her family in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, Sololá.

Sara produces and sells bananas in the community where she lives. She learned this trade from her parents, who have been doing this type of work for many years. Sara works so that she can generate the needed income to sustain her family. She says that she enjoys the work because it is an honest way to earn a living and it makes her feel useful to her community. Sara has been doing this type of work since was a girl. She and her parents have been working for more than 15 years.

Sara decided to organize a group so that she and the other members could help one another improve their standard of living. She will use the loan to buy supplies (fertilizer) and pay for labor so that she can maintain her banana plants. Sara dreams of increasing her banana plots so that she can earn more income to build two houses in the near future.

In this group: Sara Elizabeth, Isabel , Elena Felipa, Julia, Ana Rosa, Manuela, Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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