Total loan: $3,775

Del Campo Group

San Pablo Jocopilas, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Health

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A loan helped to buy antibiotics, analgesics, vitamins, and corks for medicine bottles.

Del Campo Group's story

Five years ago, Blanca separated from her husband, which left her with the responsibility to manage her household. She has three children who are now adults over the age of 30 and all have completed elementary school. Blanca's three grandchildren visit her at her home.

Nine years ago, Blanca began a business of selling medicines and also offered delicious lunches to her neighbors. Currently she is requesting a loan to buy antibiotics, analgesics, vitamins, and corks for medicine bottles. Blanca and six other K’iche Maya women live in a village in the state of Suchitepequez, Guatemala. They sell tortillas, prepared foods, medicines, and personal care products.

The group belongs to the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Del Campo” and look forward to their monthly meetings when they offer each other support, make loan payments, and participate in educational training sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care services. Topics are relevant to their lives and most recently they have learned the importance of wearing masks, keeping physical distance, and washing hands. Other topics include business, family, and women.

Women like Blanca and her friends are facing huge challenges during the coronavirus pandemic as markets and public transportation are closed. Food scarcity is becoming a problem. Kiva investors are especially valued by these women for their kindness in funding loans. They want to thank the Kiva community for its support!