Total loan: $5,075

Regalo De Cristo Group

Santo Tomás, Suchitepequez, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy basic foods such as rice, beans, eggs, pasta, coffee and medicine.

Regalo De Cristo Group's story

Ana, a 37-year-old married woman and mother of 3 children (16,18,20), has 3 years of formal education. She remains determined to be an empowered woman, an excellent mother, and a successful businessperson. 7 years ago Ana opened a convenience store that has grown over time. With some of the income from the business, she has been able to pay for her children's secondary education. Now it's time for her to restock her store shelves. To do this, Ana is requesting the 1st KIVA loan to buy basic foods such as rice, beans, eggs, pasta, coffee and medicine. The 7 Mayan K'iche 'women of the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad “Gift of Christ” live in a rural area in the department / state of Suchitepéquez. Ana and her friends want to invest this KIVA loan in small shops for daily consumption, tortilla sales, small restaurants, bananas and clothing sales. As these women have little formal education, they expect to receive monthly educational trainings as part of the Puente de Amistad "Microcredit Plus" program. "Plus" programs are essential to the success of these women and include monthly educational trainings, health care services, and advanced training. A facilitator designs educational meetings that are relevant to their lives and include an aspect of 4 themes: business, health, family, women. This information certainly helps them gain the tools necessary to create a brighter and more prosperous future. Thank you to each one of you!