Photo of the Week: Business Helps Women Find Independence in Guatemala

August 03, 2012

Mónica Jacinto, center, once struggled to support herself and her four children. She and other women from the San Lucas Tolimán region of Guatemala joined together to launch Kask’i, a fruit juice business. With TechnoServe’s assistance, the business has improved its operations and reached new markets.

Mónica Jacinto, center, once struggled to support herself and her four children. She and other women from the San Lucas Tolimán region of Guatemala joined together to launch Kask’i, a fruit juice business. With TechnoServe’s assistance, the business has improved its operations and reached new markets. The higher income has helped Mónica provide her children with better food, clothes and an education.

Learn more about the success of Mónica and Kask’i.

 

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