Total loan: $1,600

La Bendicion De Caballo Blanco Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Food

La Bendicion De Caballo Blanco Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy corn and firewood.

La Bendicion De Caballo Blanco Group's story

Many of the hardworking and dedicated women who participate in Puente de Amistad's "Microcredit Plus" loan, education, and health care program have more than one business. Yaneth is one of these women. She is married, 27 years old and is the mother of four children between the ages 2 to 12.

Yaneth is a business woman who prepares tortillas, raises pigs and grows corn. She needs to continue to put capital into the tortilla business because its demand is high. She is applying for her first Kiva loan to buy and wholesale firewood and corn.

Yaneth, along with eight other women, is a member of the Communal Bank of Friendship Bridge, La Bendicion de Caballo Blanco in the city of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Like her, the other women are also associated with multiple works like farming, selling clothes and traditional food, and also running small tortillerías.

Some of these women wash clothes to earn additional income. They have an average of three years of formal education. In their monthly meetings, women participate in educational training sessions that cover one aspect of the four themes: health, family, women, and business.

Yaneth shares that she has especially benefited from learning about new strategies for her business, avoiding over indebtedness, and taking care of her health. She and her friends greatly appreciate the generosity of Kiva lenders!