Total loan: $3,550

Jordan Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy basic inventory for her convenience store.

Jordan Group's story

When a woman like 40-year-old Gilda opens her own business (convenience store), she can encounter many challenges like how to stock her shelves and attract customers.

Gilda is a married mother of 3 children whose ages are in the range of 4-18. Some of her income has been set aside for the education of her older children. She is proud to contribute to household expenses.

Now it is time to purchase new inventory and restock her shelves. Gilda plans to buy basic inventory including grains, vegetables, and cleaning products.

Receiving the continuous support of other women is important for Gilda. She is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Jordan” along with 6 other ladies. At their monthly meetings, they participate in educational training sessions designed by a facilitator who uses pictures, diagrams, role playing and games to share the information. Topics are relevant to their lives and drawn from 4 areas: health, family, women, business. Learning about how to navigate during this time of pandemic has been especially important. Every other month, the women have access to mobile health services offering screening exams, as well as blood pressure checks. This effective combination of healthcare, educational sessions and loans is called “Microcredit Plus”.

Gilda and her friends thank KIVA investors for lending a helping hand.