Total loan: $1,850

Las Emprendedoras Las Minas Group

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San jose Chacaya, Solola, Guatemala / Retail

Las Emprendedoras Las Minas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy plentiful quantities of toilet paper to resell.

Las Emprendedoras Las Minas Group's story

Teresa, a 53-year-old married mother of six children (all of whom are over the age of 17) and grandmother to one granddaughter, has had to be innovative at this time of the coronavirus pandemic

She has raised poultry and sold traditional snack foods, but business is slow. Public transportation has stopped, markets have reduced hours or are closed, and there is a daily curfew. Therefore, Teresa is being innovative and is adding toilet paper and nylon yardage to the business. She wants to have plenty available for her customers.

Teresa shares that her previous loans have helped her and her family move forward and she continues to hold hope for the future.

Teresa is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Emprendedoras de las Minas” in the department/state of Solola. There are six other ladies in the group who all speak Maya “Kaqchikel”. They benefit greatly from their monthly educational training sessions that cover an aspect of four topics: business, family, health, and women. Since the women have had to be innovative and develop new businesses because of the coronavirus, this month’s topic is about how to plan and budget for a new business.

Teresa and the ladies in the Trust Bank send their gratitude to Kiva lenders from all parts of the world for funding their much needed and appreciated loans. They are motivated to make adjustments, work hard and be successful. Thank you!