Yoxaja 6 Group
Yoxaja 6 Group’s story
(The first woman on the left side of the photograph.) Cristina is an extraordinary woman. She has made a living from cultivating coffee for many years, and with the income that she receives she has supported her family. She recounts that thanks to the loan it was possible for her to purchase her agricultural supplies and in time was able to maintain her crop. Fortunately, she had a good harvest which permitted her to improve her income, with which she purchase clothing for her family.
Cristina is a very persistent woman, and every year she looks to improve her crop. It is for this reason that she brought together her group to request a new loan, which she will use to purchase agricultural supplies to maintain her coffee crop. As well she knows, this type of crop requires a strong capital. Cristina’s greatest dream is to improve the quality of life of her family.
In this group: Cristina, Francisca, Aurelia Manuela, Mónica Lourdes, Elena, Catarina, Micaela, Elena Emiliana
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ADICLA (Association for the Holistic Development of the Basin of Lake Atitlán) is nonprofit rural community development association that provides small loans and services to improve quality of life in two of the poorest regions of Guatemala, home to large indigenous populations. Kiva funding will be used to support three innovative credit initiatives: youth business loans, green loans, and smaller loans to help ADICLA move down-market and serve poorer clients.