Microloans Help Guatemalan Women Reach Their Goals

by MayaWorks
Mar 27, 2010

Eight new microloans funded!

Francisca proudly shows off her blackberries
Francisca proudly shows off her blackberries

Thanks to the generosity of GlobalGiving donors MayaWorks has funded eight new projects since the beginning of the year! The projects are very creative and promise a healthy return on investment.

Women are selling milk obtained by the purchase of a dairy cow and are raising baby pigs to be sold at market for meat. Others have planted crops such as peas, blackberries and potatoes which will be sold to exporters. One entrepreneur has opened a small stuffed animal business!

There's no limit to what women can do when given the tools to succeed!

Arcadia's happy with the income from her dairy cow

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

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