Total loan: $3,825

Bellas Rosas Group

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Retail

Bellas Rosas Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy disinfectants and flavorings at wholesale.

Bellas Rosas Group's story

For a long time, women have been responsible for performing household chores and ensuring the well-being of the family. However, visionary women see an opportunity to carry out additional activities that allow them to generate income and promote better living conditions.

This has been the case for 35-year-old Eluvia, a member of the group shown above. She studied 3 years and has had a popular business selling cleaning products and car fresheners for 15 years. To increase income, Eluvia sells from home and on the road. In this way, she and her husband provide better living conditions and formal education for their 3 children (12 to 17).

To continue offering products and increase the capital of her business, Eluvia requests her 2nd Kiva loan. She will buy disinfectants and flavorings wholesale.

Eluvia and 6 other women have come together to form the “Bellas Rosas” Friendship Bridge Community Bank. They live in the Department (state) of Quetzaltenango. In addition to access to the loan, they benefit from receiving training in business, investment, and budgeting. These issues help women better manage textile businesses, small oil shops, and clothing sales. This is part of the Puente de Amistad Plus (loans, training, health) program that provides empowerment tools for women.

Thanks to Kiva lenders, women move into the future.