Total loan: $4,250

Mujeres Triunfantes Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy a stove, coffee, and smoothie-making supplies.

Mujeres Triunfantes Group's story

To many women in Guatemala, the United States can seem like a far away land. Not many have had the chance to experience it firsthand. Emerita, however, received a scholarship to spend 3 months in the U.S. after she graduated from high school. Now, age 60, her work ethic hasn’t slowed for a second. Emerita acts as the secretary in her Trust Bank, Mujeres Triunfantes, or Triumphant Women, and this is their 1st loan cycle with Kiva.

Emerita has an eye for opportunity. She already has a dairy business, selling cream and cheese at the market. She now hopes to open a small café where she can serve coffee, smoothies, and some prepared foods. With the support of a Kiva loan, she can buy a stove, coffee, and smoothie-making supplies.

Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Emerita has taken full advantage of the educational resources that Kiva’s field partner, Friendship Bridge, provides Trust Banks through its Microcredit Plus program. Every month, all of the Mujeres Triunfantes women participate in a workshop on different business, health, or personal development topics. On top of those, however, Emerita has pursued Friendship Bridge’s advanced trainings. Specializing in food enterprises, she’s learned about confectionery, jam and preserves, and smoothie businesses. It’s this constant drive to learn that has served her well throughout her life and continues to open new doors.

Emerita thanks you for believing in her and the women of Mujeres Triunfantes!