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Total loan: $3,650

La Ultima Calle Group

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San José La Máquina, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepéquez Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy fruit and ingredients for her icy treats and personal care products.


La Ultima Calle Group's story

Twenty-six year old Ludy is a wife, mother and businesswoman who gets up early each day to take care of her housework. Then, she attends to one of her 2 businesses that she opened 6 years ago. She sells delicious icy treats made of fruit and sells personal care products. Part of her income is earmarked for the current and future education of her 3 children (1-6).

She is requesting her 1st Kiva loan to buy glasses, fruits and ingredients for her icy treats, as well as personal care products.

Along with 8 other ladies, Ludy belongs to the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “La Ultima Calle” located in the department/state of Suchitepequez. The women have little or no formal education so they appreciate their monthly educational training sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics range from business and health to women’s issues and family matters.

Ludy, who had 3 years of formal education, is able to apply what she learns right away to her businesses. The other women apply it to their prepared food, jewelry and personal care businesses. A Facilitator designs these trainings and uses games, role playing, pictures and diagrams to share the information. (The children appear in the photograph with the permission of their mothers).

Thank you, Kiva lenderrs, for helping Ludy and her friends create their own pathways out of poverty. You are much appreciated!