Total loan: $4,125

Las Inseparables Group

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Joyabaj, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Food

Las Inseparables Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped request a loan to buy a new stove with 6 burners for her restaurant business.

Las Inseparables Group's story

The longer that a woman participates in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program (loans + education), the better off she becomes. She sends more of her children to school, provides better nutrition/food for her family, and begins to create pathways out of poverty. The loans, often provided by KIVA investors, provide the women with a hand up for their businesses while the educational programs give them an asset for life. Monthly educational trainings cover essential topics like business planning, health, nutrition, hygiene, basic life skills and reproductive health.

Nine women, members of the Trust Bank “Las Inseparables,” are truly united in their goals and dreams. They live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. Most of them have a 9th grade education, while 2 of them have completed their university studies. They are entrepreneurs running businesses like small tortilla shops, restaurants, selling products via catalogues or cleaning/clothing brought from Mexico. This is their 1st loan cycle with KIVA.

The President of the Trust Bank is 52 year old Maria who has a 1st grade education. She is the mother of 3 children who range in age from 22-31 years. She is proud that she has been able to send all of her children to school. Maria has a small restaurant. She is requesting a loan to buy a new stove with 6 burners! She will be able to cook more efficiently in the restaurant for her customers, who love her delicious recipes.

Thank you, KIVA investors!