Total loan: $5,425

Mujeres Nacoj Group

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Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Sacatepequez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Food

Mujeres Nacoj Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped Alicia to buy an industrial stove with a grill.

Mujeres Nacoj Group's story

Alicia, a divorced, 34 year old mother of 3 children (8-17), is completely responsible for her family. She has a high school diploma and has saved funds from her 2 businesses to send each of her children to school. She has a “tortilleria” or tortilla shop and also sells traditional food. Alicia is requesting her 1st KIVA loan to buy an industrial stove with a grill. She is in great need of this in order to increase her business and income.

Alicia, along with 7 other Maya Kaqchikel ladies, lives in the department of Sacatepequez. The women are members of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Nacoj” and meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational trainings that are essential to their success. They learn about effective business management practices that enable them to increase both business and income. This is very empowering for them. Other topics include health, hygiene, nutrition and women’s roles and rights. Every other month they have access to basic health care services like blood pressure and blood sugar exams, PAP smears and more. Friendship Bridge calls this effective combination of loans, education and health care “Microcredit Plus”

Alicia and her friends appreciate that there are generous people like KIVA investors who fund their much needed loans. Thank you to each of you! These women are opening doors to a brighter future!