June 11, 2013
In Guatemala, the Mujeres De Xecoxjoj Group is comprised of women who regularly receive and repay loans to better their agricultural businesses. Narcisa who is the founder of this group, is a wife and mother who makes a living by raising domestic livestock.
Narcisa never had an opportunity to go to school as a child, so everything she has learned has been on her own. She started her business about 10 years ago by raising hens and selling the eggs in her local community. Over the years she has become very busy and has her husband help her when he is not involved in his own lines of work.
Her main goal with her business is to start selling livestock to large businesses and farms. Her portion of the loan will go to purchasing young livestock that she will raise in hopes of selling in the future.
As a family, Narcisa and her husband hope to better improve their quality of living. Their son isn't currently in school, but they hope to gain the means by which they will be able to give him an education.
Mujeres De Xecaxjoj Group (Narcisa pictured in the back row, second from the left)
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