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Total loan: $4,950

Pena Blanca Group

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Solola, Solola, Guatemala / Retail

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


A loan helped to buy various sizes of shoes, clothing for men, women and children, as well as personal hygiene products all at the wholesale level.


Pena Blanca Group's story

Alba, a 54-year-old single woman, is a Friendship Bridge client and member of the Trust Bank “Pena Blanca” in the department/state of Solola. She shares her humble home with her aunt.

Although she finished high school, Alba was unable to secure work and so she decided to start a business selling clothing, shoes and personal hygiene products from the United States. Right now, she is requesting a Kiva loan to buy various sizes of shoes, clothing for men, women and children, as well as personal hygiene products all at the wholesale level. Her income will help support the household and raise the standard of living for Alba and her aunt.

There are 6 other women in the Trust Bank who hold the goals of empowering themselves and eliminating poverty. They have little formal education but are determined to create income to sustain their families. They work hard at their businesses that include traditional textile fabrication, tortilla shops, convenience stores and second hand clothing stores. Each month, they meet to offer each other support, make loan payments and participate in educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics are relevant to their lives and are drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, women.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for understanding how important loan support is for Alba and her friends!