Microloans Help Guatemalan Women Reach Their Goals

by MayaWorks
Mar 26, 2013

Raising Chickens is a Perfect Micro-credit Project for this Young Mother

Hilda and daughter
Hilda and daughter

Thanks to a MayaWorks micro-credit loan, Hilda Roquel's chicken project is going very well.  Hilda requested a small loan to buy baby chicks that she will care for until they are ready to be sold in the market.  She says it's a great project because it allows her to stay at home with her young daughter who is just two years old.  Mother and daughter together look after the chicks who require a lot of attention!  Hilda sees her micro-credit loan as a jumping off point.  With the money she earns from selling the chickens, she will re-invest it in her small business to buy more chicks.  

Hilda has been fortunate to attend school up to age 18.  Her mother is a MayaWorks artisan partner.  With the income she earned, she was able to send Hilda to school starting at the age of six.  Hilda also contributed to her studies by working in her aunt and uncle's store.  With her small earnings, she helped pay for school supplies.

Hilda is 100% committed to her daughter's education.  She hopes to see her baby girl graduate college some day!



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Organization Information


Location: Berwyn, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mayaworks.org
Project Leader:
Jeannie Balanda
Executive Director
Chicago, Illinois United States