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Total loan: $4,250

Dulce Genesis Group

Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped ,Justa, to buy a large quantity of firewood.

Dulce Genesis Group's story

Twenty-five year old, Justa, is the Secretary of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank "Dulce Genesis" located in the Department of Totonicapán. She is K'iche' Maya, married and has five children (ages 9 months to 7 years). Justa has a sixth grade education and is determined to have her oldest child attend primary school. She has a popular and growing business selling firewood, as well as occasionally selling lumber for construction. Justa is requesting a third Kiva loan, to buy a large quantity of firewood.

There are ten other women in Justa's Trust Bank who are requesting loans for their businesses; embroidering traditional blouses (huipiles), making plastic baskets, sewing aprons or selling firewood. They meet monthly to make loan payments and then participate in educational sessions, part of the "Microcredit Plus" program of loans, education and healthcare services. Topics in the trainings include business (budgeting and investing), family care (nutrition, hygiene, health) and women's rights (empowerment and self-esteem). Justa says that learning about investing helps her to have a successful business.

Justa and her friends are extremely grateful to Kiva investors for their generous support of their businesses. Thank you to each of you for learning about them and funding their much needed loans!