Total loan: $4,425

Canton Dolores Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Retail

Canton Dolores Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy summer clothing, ingredients for her snack foods and inventory.

Canton Dolores Group's story

Many of the women who participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care, have multiple businesses. This is true of Keni, a 23 year old married mother of 2 children (6,8). Some of her income has enabled her children to attend school one day per week and the rest of their school days are spent at home studying online. (Keni and her husband have a 6th grade education.) She is a busy lady selling personal care products, clothing and regional snack foods.

Keni is on her 1st KIVA loan cycle and with a loan, plans to buy a variety of summer clothing, ingredients for her delicious snack foods and basic daily staples to start a new business.

Keni, along with 7 other women, lives in a coastal area in the department/state of Retalhuleu. They sell clothing and delicious prepared foods. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make loan payments and then participate in educational sessions. Topics are relevant to their lives and drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family matters and women’s issues. They are designed by a Facilitator who uses pictures, diagrams, role playing and games to share the information. As the public health care system is so poor in Guatemala, they are grateful to have access to basic health care services, delivered twice a month by a visiting nurse.

These ladies greatly appreciate the kindness and generosity of KIVA investors. Thank you to each of you!