Total loan: $2,450

Santa Rosa De Lima Group

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USPANTAN, QUICHE, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy much needed office and school supplies, as well as books for her store.

Santa Rosa De Lima Group's story

Brismi, a married 30-year-old mother of 4 children aged 5-14, lives in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. Her husband is a bricklayer but cannot work at this time of the year due to the heavy winter rains.

Brismi opened a “libreria” (stationery shop) where she sells office and school supplies. Some of her income is set aside for the education of her children. Brismi wants to expand the business and increase her income. Thus, she is requesting her 5th Kiva loan. She plans to buy office paper, notebooks, books, markers, crayons, and pencils at wholesale.

Brismi has joined 6 other ladies and formed the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank group “Santa Rosa de Lima”. The women are very positive and enthusiastic. They work hard at their small restaurants, convenience stores, and stationery shops. Others sell personal care products or raise animals.

As part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care, Brismi and her friends learn about matters relating to health, family, women, and business through monthly educational sessions. They also learn to use technology such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Every two months, a highly trained nurse visits them and delivers basic care services. The nurse offers counseling on health issues, misconceptions, and fears. If more complex cases are discovered, ladies are provided with patient navigation and advocacy services.

Brismi wants Kiva investors to know how much the loan support helps her and the ladies in her Trust Bank group. Thank you!