Total loan: $2,550

Mujeres Alegres Group

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Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy corn and firewood for her “tostada” business.

Mujeres Alegres Group's story

Rosario is 33 years old and one of 30,000 underserved women who participates in the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge. She has no formal education and no way to access credit. She is married with 3 children (10-15) and motivated to earn income for her family. Rosario has a “tostada” business and sells her delicious “tostadas” at local markets. They are made of a fried tortilla topped with tomato sauce, black beans, guacamole, and thin slices of onion and parsley. She is requesting her 2nd Kiva loan to buy corn and firewood at the wholesale level.

Rosario and 7 other Maya K’iche ladies are members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Alegres” or “Happy Women”. One of the ways that they empower themselves is by participating in monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care. Topics are relevant to their lives and essential to their success. They are drawn from 4 areas: health, family, women, business. A Facilitator designs the sessions and uses games, role playing, pictures and diagrams to share the information.

Kiva investors, partner with Friendship Bridge and play a vital role in the life of Rosario. Thank you to each of you for your kindness and your generosity! Because of people like each of you, the 8 ladies in the “Mujeres Alegres” Trust Bank are creating pathways to a brighter future!