Total loan: $3,775

Mujeres Promesas Group

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San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Chimaltenango, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy inventory for her convenience store.

Mujeres Promesas Group's story

Juana, a 34-year-old married entrepreneur, was given her convenience store from her mother-in-law six years ago. She wanted Juana to continue to administer it.

Juana’s husband is a bus driver, driving from the department/state of Chimaltenango to Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala.

Juana has planned carefully and needs to buy inventory for the store, including basic daily staples and drinks at the wholesale level. Although she does not have children, she needs to cover household and other expenses.

Juana, along with seven other Maya Kaqchikel ladies, belongs to the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Mujeres Promesas.

They cultivate corn, beans and coffee that they sell both retail and wholesale. Others like Juana have convenience stores.

They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make loan payments and participate in educational training sessions, part of the Microcredit Plus program of loans, education and health care services.

The educational sessions are essential for their success. Juana only was able to attend school for two years.

The women appreciate learning about effective business management practices, healthy habits, good nutrition and essential hygienic practices.

Every two months, they have access to basic health care services. Friendship Bridge calls the combination of loans, education and health care Microcredit Plus.

Kiva investors are highly valued by Juana and her friends, who would be unable to secure a loan from a financial institution. Thank you!