Total loan: $4,425

Negociantes Chixocol Group

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Sacualpa, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy a variety of vitamins and nutritional supplements.

Negociantes Chixocol Group's story

María’s large family fills her with joy. She’s 54 and has 6 children and 17 grandchildren! Day to day, María exudes energy, and uses her sunny personality to sell Omnilife-brand vitamins and products in her community. This income has helped her support her family and improve their quality of life. With this 1st Kiva loan that María and her Trust Bank seek, she hopes to buy a variety of vitamins and nutritional supplements.

María is part of the “Negociantes Chixocol” Trust Bank, which has 7 other Maya K’iche’ women. The members of this group run a variety of businesses, including raising animals and weaving traditional textiles. All of these women have the ambition and work ethic to grow their businesses and learn new management skills to help them succeed.

Each month, these ladies participate in training sessions through Friendship Bridge, Kiva’s field partner. At these workshops, they learn about budgeting, investing, nutrition, self-esteem, and other lessons that can help them be more successful in their businesses and home lives. María says that she’s taken these tips and applied them in her family, improving her children’s and grandchildren’s diets for example.

When you support this Trust Bank, you not only give them access to credit, but you also help them receive trainings through this Microcredit Plus program that will holistically empower them and increase the odds of their success. Thank you for believing in these women!