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Total loan: $3,575

Las Estrellas Group

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Food

Las Estrellas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to expand her business and buy spices, fruit, and drinks.

Las Estrellas Group's story

The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Estrellas” or “The Stars” is the name that 10 determined women have given to their group. Their motivation is their children and they work hard at their businesses that include convenience stores and the sales of delicious regional snack foods and meals. They are requesting their first Kiva loan and will use the funds to bolster and expand their small businesses.

The Treasurer of the Trust Bank is 22-year-old Cindy who is single with a third grade education. She sells flavorful prepared foods in the central park of her community. She is requesting a Kiva loan to expand the business and will buy spices, fruit, and drinks. Cindy shares, “We are really helped by the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, educational trainings, healthcare) of Friendship Bridge. We really have a strong desire to learn about the various themes of our monthly educational meetings, like how to take care of our health and natural medicines. The topics about business, women and family also are really helpful for us because they help empower us with new information and grow!”

On behalf of Cindy and her friends in the Trust Bank, thank you to each Kiva investor who learns about them and funds their much appreciated loans!