Total loan: $5,200

Mujeres Del Vertice Group

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San Juan Cotzal, Quiché, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Retail

Mujeres Del Vertice Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to resupply her inventory of her little store.

Mujeres Del Vertice Group's story

These are especially busy months of the year for convenience stores in rural Guatemala. This year because of the pandemic, markets are closed or operating with reduced hours. These little stores are lifelines for the population in small communities. Maria, a 33-year-old married woman, stocks her convenience store with a variety of merchandise and fresh produce. Her income helps cover household expenses. She is currently requesting her first Kiva loan to buy canned goods, basic grains, dairy products, fruits and vegetables at the wholesale level. She will also buy personal care items and cleaning products.

Maria is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres del Vertice” in the department/state of Quiche. Kiva loans really help the 12 women in the group with their animal husbandry, car accessory, and corn mill businesses. Others like Maria have convenience stores and tailoring shops. They are united in their goals of educating/empowering themselves and eliminating poverty. The women meet monthly, make loan payments and participate in educational training sessions (business, health, family, women) that help them make good decisions. Every two months, they have access to healthcare services. Friendship Bridge calls the combination of loans, education and healthcare “Microcredit Plus”.

These ladies really appreciate the generosity of Kiva investors. Thank you to each of you!