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Total loan: $3,675

Emprendedoras Group

San Pedro la Laguna, Solola, Solola, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy a new food cart for her prepared food business.

Emprendedoras Group's story

The majority of the ladies who participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, health care and other “Plus” services have little or no formal education. The organization has created participatory educational lessons that are part of the monthly meetings of the Trust Banks. The subjects of this training covers topics that the ladies identified as most important: business, women’s rights, health and family. Facilitators design and lead these sessions using games, role playing, pictures and diagrams. Education is essential for the ladies to create brighter futures!

Julia is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Emprendedoras” or “Entrepreneurs”. She is 37 years old and divorced her husband 9 years ago, She has 3 children (8,17,22). Her oldest daughter has a high school diploma, her 17 year old son has an accounting certificate, and the youngest son is in the 1st grade.

Julia has a food cart where she cooks/sells delicious fried chicken and potatoes every afternoon from 4-8 p.m. She began the business 9 years ago when her husband left her. Julia feels pleased because she has been successful as an independent woman achieving her goals. She is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy a new food cart.

There are 7 Maya Tzutujil ladies in the group who live in the department/state of Solola. They appreciate the kindness of Kiva lenders from all parts of the world who fund their loans. Thank you!