Total loan: $4,950

Mujeres Tojocaz Group

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Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy juices and drinks at the wholesale level.

Mujeres Tojocaz Group's story

A client with Friendship Bridge has an average of 2.6 years of formal education. That is why the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans and education is vital to their success. Each month, after making payments on the loans, the ladies participate in educational sessions designed by a Facilitator who uses games, pictures, diagrams & role playing to share information about an aspect of 4 main topics: women, family, health, and business. The women are able to use and share the information immediately with their families and in their businesses.

Marleny, a 33 year old married member of the Trust Bank “Mujeres Tojocaz” in the department/state of Huehuetenango, has a 6th grade education. She has 2 children (1 and 6) and is determined that her children are raised properly with a complete education. Marleny has a small store or a “bodega” where she sells canned juices and bottled drinks. She sells her drinks both inside and outside her community. She is requesting a loan to buy juices and drinks at the wholesale level. Marleny visualizes her business being prosperous and expanding it!

There are 7 ladies, including Marleny, in the “Mujeres Tojocaz” Trust Bank who are striving to raise their standard of living, empower themselves, educate their children and leave poverty behind. They are working hard at their businesses (animal husbandry, drink sales) to increase income and generate savings. Thank you, KIVA investors, for helping them reach their goals!