Total loan: $4,350

Nueva Creacion Group

Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy lunch boxes and patchouli (water bottles).

Nueva Creacion Group's story

Ten women entrepreneurs from the coastal Department of Retalhuleu, have named their Community Bank of Friendship Bridge "New Creation". They successfully run small businesses selling clothes, prepared food and personal products by catalog. Thanks to the profits generated by the businesses, these women are bringing development to their homes.

Among these women is Dilma, 48. She studied only the first year of the bilingual secretary's career, but for lack of money she did not finish the degree. Dilma is a mother of 3 children over 17 years old and currently has 3 years of living apart from her husband. With effort she has provided full education to her children. To make a living, Dilma sells products for personal use and clothing by catalog. Dilma needs to continue investing in the business and stock up with new products for the school season. She is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy lunch boxes and patchouli (water bottles).

Dilma and her partners are empowered with monthly business training, avoiding over-indebtedness, health care and leadership. For Dilma it has been helpful and is implementing the issue of cost control. This is one of the benefits offered by the “Microcredit Plus” program of Puente de Amistad that combines small loans, training and preventive health.

Thank you Kiva lenders for contributing to the development of women entrepreneurs.