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Total loan: $6,000

Sol Y Esperanza Group

San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy powdered soap and soft drinks, as well as notebooks, notebook paper, and pencils.


Sol Y Esperanza Group's story

This is the 3rd Kiva loan cycle for 8 Maya Kaqchikel women who live in the department/state of Solola. Their Friendship Bridge Trust Bank is called Sol y Esperanza, or “Sun & and Hope”. The ladies have convenience stores, bookstores, restaurants, and traditional textile businesses, and sell avocados as well.

They meet monthly to make payments on their loans and then participate in educational trainings that help them with their businesses (planning, budgeting, investing, savings), their families (hygiene, nutrition, health) and themselves (women’s rights and roles, self esteem). The combination of loans and education is called “Microcredit Plus” and also includes mobile healthcare services.

A member of the group with a 6th grade education is 30-year-old Felisa. She is a mother of 2 children (8 and 10). Felisa has a bookstore/stationery store and a convenience store. She is requesting a loan to buy powdered soap and soft drinks, as well as notebooks, notebook paper, and pencils. Felisa wants to have plenty of inventory on hand when the new school year starts at the beginning of 2018.

With the support of Kiva and Friendship Bridge, Felisa and her friends are able to set goals and manifest their dreams benefiting themselves and their families. Thank you to each of you for believing in these women and funding their loans!!