Total loan: $5,750

Flor Del Campo Group

Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

Flor Del Campo Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy food ingredients and airtight containers.

Flor Del Campo Group's story

Throughout Guatemala, villages have local markets with food stalls selling delicious traditional foods. Forty-eight-year-old Josefa has one of these stalls that is located in a rural area of the department of Suchitepéquez.

Early every morning, Josefa sets up her food stand with baskets covered with traditionally woven cloths. She is then ready for her customers to come buy her prepared foods.

The income she generates adds to her husband's that supports their family of eight children (6-30 years old). The eldest children have completed elementary school, and the youngest currently are attending school.

She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy food ingredients and airtight containers wholesale.

Josefa is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Flor Del Campo that has 12 hardworking women who have businesses selling fruit, prepared foods and bread.

Each month they attend educational meetings as a part of the Microcredit Plus program of small loans, education and healthcare services.

First they make loan payments, then they enthusiastically engage in a session in one of four areas: business, women, family or health. Every other month they have health care services that include blood pressure/blood sugar screening, PAP smears and family planning consults.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for helping to support a first loan that will help these women empower themselves and inject new capital into their businesses.