Total loan: $3,575

Triunfadoras De Belen Group

Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Retail

Triunfadoras De Belen Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy a variety of clothing, as well as seasonal fruit.

Triunfadoras De Belen Group's story

The 10 Maya K’iche women in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Triunfadoras de Belen” are feeling very triumphant because they are beginning to realize many of the benefits of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and healthcare services. They sell fruit, tortillas, and prepared foods. One member of the group has a convenience store. They are requesting their very 1st KIVA loan and are very excited.

The ladies meet monthly to make loan payments and look forward to their educational sessions that cover an aspect of 4 topics that include business, health, family, and women. Since they have little or no formal education, they learn from a Facilitator who uses pictures, diagrams, role playing and games to share the information. They practice what they learn about budgeting, planning, investing and savings. Often, they share information about nutrition, hygiene, and health with family members and friends.

Angelica, a 20-year-old single woman with a 4th-grade education, lives with her parents and brothers and sisters. She is the Treasurer of the group and takes her job very seriously. At this time of the year, Angelica sells fruit and clothing in the local market. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy a variety of clothing, as well as seasonal fruit.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for learning about Angelica and her friends and for funding their much-appreciated loans. They are poised to step into a more successful future because of your kindness and generosity!