Total loan: $3,350

Las Angelitas De Reu Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy a freezer, a set of knives, a scale and aluminum trays.

Las Angelitas De Reu Group's story

The poverty-stricken diet in Guatemala is often carbohydrate rich and lacks protein. Because families are so large and budgets are spread thin, it is a luxury that parents are able to buy beef in their local marketplaces. Herlinda, the 41 year old married mother of 2 children (4, 19) buys cattle and then butchers them. She sells in her local market each Sunday. Herlinda shares, “I fight to cover our household expenses and the education of our 2 children.” She uses her income to cover her electricity and water bills and tries to save a bit for the future education of her youngest son. Herlinda is requesting her 1st KIVA loan to buy a freezer, a set of knives, a scale and aluminum trays.

Herlinda, along with 8 other women, benefits greatly from participating in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. They have formed the Trust Bank “Las Angelitas de Reu” in the department/state of Retalhuleu. They need loans to invest in their convenience stores, tortilla shops and businesses selling shellfish, clothing and meat. Their monthly educational sessions are essential to their success and cover an aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, business. Every other month, they have access to basic healthcare services.

Herlinda and her friends have hope for a brighter future. Thank you, KIVA investors, for lending a helping hand to these women!!