About the Project
"This has helped me lose my fear, before I was very shy. I had other loans when I was single, but I did not know how to invest; I spent the money on things for myself. The constancy, the presence [of ADEHGUA] helps us to be more responsible with the investment and the payment of the credit. I am no longer embarrassed to sell in the market, now I have something to give to my children. I have taken the credit, I have invested it and it has helped me a lot. My husband says: ‘Púchica! Your husband is not working but your children have apples, peaches, look at the fridge; there is food. If you were not selling, what would we do?’ Before he did not value much what I did; now he thanks me, he helps me. Three months ago he lost his job on the farm, now he works by the day, but we both struggle for the family."
Any, a member of the microloan group "Women Uniting Efforts"
Along with the microloan training and experience, the other essential component of the Guatemala Microloan Project is the process of formation.