Total loan: $4,800

Jardin De Eden Group

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Santo Tomás, Suchitepequez, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Retail

Jardin De Eden Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy additional recyclable scrap.

Jardin De Eden Group's story

In spite of the fact that they may have little or no formal education, innovative, rural women like 55 year old Glademi prove that they can help effectively support their households. Glademi buys and sells recyclable scrap. She has enlisted her husband to search for the scrap that she sells from her home. She has good communication skills and is dedicated to the success of her business The income helps with household expenses. Glademi is requesting her 1st KIVA loan to buy more scrap at the wholesale level.

Glademi and 6 of her friends belong to the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Jardin del Eden”. They live in the coastal area in the department/ state of Suchitepequez. They are popular entrepreneurs in their area selling traditional clothing, jewelry and scrap. The women gain effective business management tools like budgeting, planning and savings strategies during their monthly meetings. They also learn about health, nutrition, hygiene, and how to maneuver safely through covid-19. Every other month the ladies have access to basic health care services, delivered by a visiting nurse who is sensitive to their needs. Friendship Bridge calls this effective combination of loans, education and health care “Microcredit Plus”.

Glademi and her friends tremendously appreciate the kindness and generosity of KIVA investors from all parts of the world who learn about them and fund their loans. Thank you to each of you!