Total loan: $4,500
San Juan Alotenango, Sacatepéquez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Retail
Talentosas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy rice, pasta, beans, cinnamon, salt, sugar and a refrigerator to keep perishable items fresh.
Talentosas Group's story
Sandra is the 34 year old Secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Talentosas” who live in the department/state of Sacatepequez. She has a 6th grade education. Sandra has a small convenience store and sells basic staples as well as cold drinks and sausages to those in her community. At the present time, Sandra needs to restock her shelves and is requesting a KIVA loan to buy rice, pasta, beans, cinnamon, salt, sugar and a refrigerator to keep perishable items fresh. Some of her income is earmarked toward the education of her 2 children (8,13) who are in the 2nd and 6th grades. Sandra is one of 8 ladies in the Trust Bank. Other women have small tortilla shops or “tortillerias” where tortillas are freshly made 3 times daily. Another woman has a “moto taxi” or “tuc tuc” business as these little 3 wheeled vehicles are quite popular in many towns in Guatemala. The ladies meet monthly to make loan payments and then participate in educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. The educational sessions are relevant to their lives and cover an aspect of 4 subjects: business, health, family, women. As most of the women have little or no formal education, these trainings are essential to their success. KIVA investors also play a vital role in the success of Sandra and her friends. Thank you to each of you for your kindness in funding these much appreciated loans!