Total loan: $400

Madres Trabajadoras Group

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Tecpán, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango Department, Guatemala / Retail

Madres Trabajadoras Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy cleaning and personal care products.

Madres Trabajadoras Group's story

Selling merchandise via catalogue sales is a convenient way for many ladies to create an income. Nora sells both personal care and cleaning products. She is 50 years old, married and has 5 children (26+). All of her children completed high school! The family lives in a rural area in the department/state of Chimaltenango. Nora is proud to share financial responsibilities with her husband.

She is requesting her 1st Kiva loan to buy cleaning products (disinfectants, soaps, fragrances) and personal care products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, soap, shampoo, deodorants).

Nora, along with 6 other ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Madres Trabajadoras” or “Hard Working Mothers”. It is important to them to empower and develop themselves. They really value their monthly educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services.

A facilitator shares information about new business strategies, using social media to advertise products and services, as well as information about health, nutrition, hygiene and much more. Since they have little or no formal education, these training sessions are essential to their success. Often they share what they learn with family and friends. Every other month, they have access to basic health care services.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for lending a helping hand to these women. They are most appreciative!