Total loan: $4,775

Virgen Maria Group

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San Pablo La Laguna, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped she will buy firewood and corn in bulk.

Virgen Maria Group's story

Paulina is 33 years old, due to scarce resources, her parents were only able to give her studies up to 6th grade. She had to stay home to help. Paulina married and had 4 children (6 to 16). Her husband chops firewood. Thanks to the effort as a couple, they have been able to satisfy their basic needs and the education of their children. To earn a living, she has a mini firewood warehouse and cooks corn tortillas in two courses (lunch and dinner). Paulina requests the 2nd Kiva loan because she intends to increase the two businesses. She will buy firewood and corn in bulk.

Paulina is the secretary of the Puente de Amistad Community Bank “Virgen Maria”. They and the other seven women live in the Department / State of Sololá. They are Mayan speakers of the Tzutuhil language and they own shops for daily consumption, they make handmade balls and crochet centerpieces. Other women have small firewood stores and sell corn tortillas. Monthly training on investment, finances, helps them a lot at home and in business. This benefit is part of the “Microcredit Plus” program that combines loans, training, and health.

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