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Total loan: $4,275

Mujeres Con Proposito Group

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Clothing

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

A loan helped to buy various styles of clothing and jewellery.

Mujeres Con Proposito Group's story

Elvia is a 52 years old married woman and mother of four children, who are now 23 years old and below. She is an enterprising woman who has been a merchant for 10 years. She lives in an area of ​​Quetzaltenango. Her husband works as a security agent. She shares: “I really feel like a complete and happy woman because I have my children and grandchildren who fill me with love. I can also earn income from my businesses selling food, clothes and jewellery. "Elvia takes Kiva's 1st loan to buy various styles of clothing in addition to jewellery.

Six women, including Elvia, participate in Puente de Amistad's “Microcredit Plus” loan, education and health services program. Most of them have gone to some grades of primary school, so they benefit greatly from their monthly educational training sessions. They learn to effectively manage their businesses (clothing, food sales, beauty salons, convenience stores, and chicken meat by the pound), with information on budgets, planning and investments. They also learn about one aspect of three other topics: health, family, women. Every two months, a visiting nurse offers them basic health services as part of the “Health for Life” program.

Thanks to Kiva lenders for helping Elvia and her friends. They are poised to step into a brighter and more successful future thanks to your kindness and generosity!