Total loan: $5,475

Las Generosas Group

Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Food

Las Generosas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy seasonal fruit, like melons, papaya and pineapple, for her fruit vending business.

Las Generosas Group's story

Nidia is a 25-year-old married mother of four children who range in age from eight months to eight years of age. Nidia has a third grade education.

Nidia works with her husband selling fruit. She sells locally from her home and in the center of her town, while her husband sells in the capital city. Sales have not slowed down in this time of Covid-19.

Nadia is requesting a Kiva loan to buy seasonal fruit, like watermelon, papaya, pineapple and other melons. Some of her income will support the educational expenses of her oldest son.

Nidia, along with seven other Maya K’iche ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Generosas”. They live in a rural area in a coastal community in the department/state of Solola. This is their first Kiva loan. Their businesses range from raising poultry and managing their convenience stores to selling fruit and live chickens.

Their monthly educational training sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services, benefit them greatly. The educational sessions cover an aspect of four topics: business, health, family, and women. Nidia reports she has learned a lot about buying high quality products at the wholesale level and selling them at the retail level in order to increase her income. Health care services are essential at this time and the ladies have access to a visiting nurse every other month.

Kiva investors partnering with Friendship Bridge, please give Nidia and her friends hope for a brighter future. Thank you!