Total loan: $5,450

Las Angelitas De Reu Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to enlarge her store and add a bakery business.

Las Angelitas De Reu Group's story

Aleyda, a single 33-year-old mother of 2 children (ages 6 and 17), uses part of her income from multiple businesses to fund her oldest son’s nursing studies. She is a very busy woman caring for her youngest child and managing her businesses. They include a convenience store where she also sells second hand clothing, sandals, plastic products, and gifts. She began this business 12 years ago. Her goal is to expand the business even more, so she is requesting her 2nd KIVA loan to enlarge the store and add delicious pastries for sale.

With her 6th grade education, Aleyda is a successful entrepreneur. Her monthly educational training sessions (business, health, family, women) have helped her a great deal. As a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Angelitas de Reu'' group, along with 8 other women, she is able to grow and be supported through the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. The business management tools are important to the women and help them with their businesses that include animal husbandry, convenience stores, the sale of meat and fish, and prepared foods (tortillas, tamales). Others have corn fields. The ladies are able to access basic health care services every 2 months. A visiting nurse, sensitive to the needs of the women, offers all kinds of exams, services and consults.

From the coast of the department of Retalhuleu, Aleyda and her friends send their heartfelt gratitude to KIVA investors!