Total loan: $3,900

Mujeres Misioneras Group

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Cabrican, Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more pillows, sheets and blankets to resell.

Mujeres Misioneras Group's story

Although she has no formal education, Rosario is innovative and determined to earn income and help support her family. She is 42 years of age, is married and the mother of 2 children (4 and 24).

Rosario has two businesses raising animals and selling used American clothes. She has been loaned a stand by her brother where she showcases the clothing. Rosario has become well known and popular in her area. Now, she wants to invest in new pillows, blankets and sheets and expand her inventory even more. With a third Kiva loan, she will be able to buy the latest styles of these items.

There are 7 Maya Mam women, including Rosario, in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Misioneras” who raise chickens/pigs, weave traditional clothing and sell American clothing. Being able to participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, educational trainings and health care services is highly appreciated by these ladies. They are happy to attend their monthly meetings, make loan payments and participate in relevant educational trainings. Topics range from investing, budgeting and savings to health, hygiene, nutrition, the use of medicinal plants and more. Rosario has appreciated learning about healthy practices, especially hygiene. Every 2 months, they have access to basic health services and consults.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for your great kindness in funding these much appreciated loans! Rosario and her friends are opening doors to a brighter future!