Total loan: $6,200

Violetas De San Francisco Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy at wholesale ingredients like sugar, coffee, and coconut to prepare new recipes.

Violetas De San Francisco Group's story

In any sector of the Guatemalan communities there are small sales of natural fruit ice cream, as well as chocolate covered fruit called “chocofrutas”. Some women like Blanca, a member of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "Violets of San Francisco" offer these delicious ice creams from home and also on a street basis.

She is 44 years old, a wife and mother of five children (10 to 21 years old). She attended school for two years, and her greatest wish is that her children have the opportunity to study a technical career. She is requesting her first Kiva loan because she wants to invest the capital in expanding the business. Blanca will buy wholesale ingredients like sugar, coffee, and coconut to prepare new recipes.

The 10 women of this communal bank live in a rural area of ​​the Department of Chimaltenango. Most of them studied in primary school. The common objective of Blanca and her companions is to expand their businesses and generate more income. They are sure that a Kiva loan will be useful to them in animal husbandry and food businesses.

Monthly the women learn about their rights, leadership, planning, budgeting and investing. They receive educational training that covers four fundamental topics: business, family, health, and women. Another additional benefit is the basic medical care provided by a nurse.

Thank you to every Kiva lender worldwide for believing in women like Blanca and for financing this loan.