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Total loan: $3,250

Emprendedoras Group

Joyabaj, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy a slush machine.


Emprendedoras Group's story

Shaved ice or shaved ice are popular throughout Guatemala. They are topped with syrups, fruit, sweet potatoes, tamarind, sweet yellow cherries, or condensed milk. Lucia makes these popular foods that she sells outside her home in the department / state of Quiché. Many people buy this food and enjoy it. She also sells personal use product and embroiders colorful "huipiles" typical blouses. Lucia is 27 years old, married and has 1 son who is 11 years old and attends 1st grade. She wants to invest in the slush business and is applying for the 2nd Kiva loan to buy a slush machine.

There are 7 K’iche ’Mayan women who make up the“ Emprendedoras ”Communal Bridge Community Friendship Bank and stand out for working hard in their traditional textile, prepared food, fruit and vegetable sales businesses. Because Lucia and her friends in the group have little or no formal education, they learn a lot in the monthly meetings on one aspect of 4 topics: business, health, family, women. They often share what they learn with family, friends, and neighbors. Every two months, women are treated by telephone by nurses from the health program. Puente de Amistad calls the combination of loans, education and medical care "Microcredit Plus".

Kiva lenders, associated with Puente de Amistad, are highly appreciated by the women in the group. Thank you to each of you for helping these women help themselves!