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Total loan: $4,675

Mujeres De Amistad Yepocapa Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Arts

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A loan helped to buy a sewing machine.

Mujeres De Amistad Yepocapa Group's story

Adela, a member of the Community Bank of Friendship Bridge “Women of Friendship Yepocapa”, has two businesses: sale of personal products by catalog, embroidery and making of typical clothes (blouses, belts, tablecloths, bedclothes). Adela is a teacher but does not exercise her profession. She is 27 years old, lives with her husband and two children (4 and 6) in the state of Chimaltenango. The older child attends kindergarten. The lack of work motivated Adela to start her business. With perseverance, she is achieving success and giving her family better living conditions. Due to the high demand for the product, she is requesting the first KIVA loan. Adela plans to buy a sewing machine to increase clothing production.

Adela and the other seven women of the communal bank will invest in small businesses that range from the sale of food to clothing. They want to learn about effective business management practices, family affairs, health and women, in their monthly meetings. She shares: "The variety of training issues helps us grow and empower ourselves as negotiators." Every two months, they have access to basic health care services. Puente de Amistad calls this useful combination of loans, training and health care services "Microcredit Plus".

With the KIVA loan, training and medical care from Puente de Amistad, women are moving towards a better future for themselves, their families and their community. Thank you!