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Total loan: $4,875

Mujeres De Valor Sumpango Group

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Sumpango, Sacatepequez, Sacatepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy basic goods for her convenience store.

Mujeres De Valor Sumpango Group's story

Violence against women and social barriers are challenges that many women throughout the world face. These are the challenges that 45 year old Alba overcame through participation in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Mujeres de Valor Sumpango" or "Women of Courage Sumpango".

In the monthly meetings of the "Microcredit Plus" (loans, education, healthcare) educational sessions, she learned how to empower herself and develop self-esteem. She has a history diploma and worked for a company for 20 years,. Seven years ago, she became widowed, leaving her as the sole support of her 8 year old daughter.

To generate enough income to provide for her daughter, she opened a prepared food business making stuffed peppers with fillings of vegetables and meat fried in an egg batter. Along with her sisters, she began selling 100 stuffed peppers per day. Now the demand for the stuffed peppers is 800 per day.

With the profits generated by the business, Alba opened a convenience store and is requesting a 4th KIVA loan to buy a basic inventory of goods, as well as fruits and vegetables.

Alba's Trust Bank is located in the Department of Sacatepéquez. There are 6 other members who also are requesting loans to invest in their businesses such as convenience stores, personal care product sales, tortillerias, or selling prepared foods, vegetables, or firewood.

Their goals are to provide an education for their children and a better quality of life.

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