Total loan: $3,325

Nimasac Group

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San Andrés Xecul, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to restock the shelves of her convenience store.

Nimasac Group's story

Well-stocked, small convenience stores are lifelines in this time of pandemic. Marketplaces are operating with reduced hours or are closed, and public transportation is affected.

Francisca, a 37-year-old single mother of a 15-year-old daughter, connects with her customers. She shares, “This kind of business helps people in this neighborhood stock their homes with essential items.” Her income has helped fund her daughter's complete education.

She's requesting her first Kiva loan to buy canned goods, basic grains, cleaning and personal care products, snacks and drinks. (The child in the photo is the son of one of the group.)

Francisca has joined six other women to participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and healthcare services. Their Trust Bank is “Nimasac” and they live in the department/state of Quetzaltenango. They're proud to manage their convenience stores, traditional textile and fruit businesses, as well as sales of personal care products. Part of their income is earmarked for education of their children.

The women look forward to their monthly meetings when they participate in educational trainings covering essential topics, like health, nutrition, hygiene and effective business management practices. They gain self esteem and feel more empowered! Every other month, the women have access to basic healthcare services. Kiva investors are highly valued by Francisca and her friends. They thank each of you!