Total loan: $2,725

Mujeres Trabajadoras San Juan Group

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San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase a variety of products for the store.

Mujeres Trabajadoras San Juan Group's story

Stores with products for daily consumption are found in different places in the republic of Guatemala and are a benefit for the residents who seek staple products for the pantry, for cleaning, and for personal use.

For Vilma, 27 years old, this business is a financial support to improve her living conditions. She is a married woman and has two children, ages 3 and 8. To get more income, Vilma also makes lovely crocheted mats. She asks for her 6th Kiva loan to purchase a variety of products for the store.

Seven Maya K'iche' women make up this Friendship Bridge communal bank Mujeres Trabajadoras San Juan and live in the department/state of Sololá. They raise poultry, have stores of products for daily consumption, sell fruit, and have beauty salons and small eateries.

They meet together monthly to make the payments and get educational training. A facilitator informs them about the importance of offering new products, maintaining good hygiene and managing their businesses better. These benefits are enjoyed by women, such as Vilma, in Friendship Bridge's Microcrédito Plus program (loans, education, health).

The Kiva lenders are a fundamental support for enterprising women like Vilma.