Total loan: $5,550

Las Lunas Group

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Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy corn and beans to restock her store.

Las Lunas Group's story

During this time of the pandemic, small local stores or convenience stores supply the neighbourhoods with essential items. They are essential to the survival of the rural population since many marketplaces are closed or have reduced hours. In addition, public transportation is limited or non-existent.

Maria, a 52 year old Maya K’iche mother of 3 children (15-33), works hard at her little store and strives to have the merchandise that her customers request. She is planning to restock the shelves with basic items like corn and beans. Maria is requesting a KIVA loan to purchase those items.

Maria, along with 13 other ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Lunas” or “The Moons”. They live in a rural area in the department/state of Totonicapan.

Maria was unable to attend school, she continues to learn at her monthly meetings when a Facilitator shares interesting and relevant information drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, women.

Access to health services is provided to the ladies in the “Health for Life” program. Pelvic exams, breast exams and family planning consults are a few of the services offered. This effective combination of health care services, educational training sessions and loans is called “Microcredit Plus”.

Thank you, KIVA lenders!