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Total loan: $4,425

Girasol De Chacaguex Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy products basic products to restock the shelves of her business.


Girasol De Chacaguex Group's story

The majority of the 32,000 clients of Puente de Amistad start with one business and eventually open new businesses that allow them to support their family. This is how it was for Cristina, a woman who started her own general store four years ago. After a few months, she saw the necessity to open a tortilla stand. Both businesses are in the capital city of Guatemala. Cristina is a young 23-year-old woman who is married with three children (8 months, 2, and 4-years-old). Cristina employs three people who work in her businesses and she travels back and forth to supervise them. She also embroiders traditional blouses.

Cristina actually asked for her first Kiva loan to buy basic products to restock her general store. She knows that the investment will help her meet demand.

The Communal Bank Puente de Amistad "Girasol de Chacaguex" has seven female members who are neighbors in the Quiche community. They have in common that they all speak the K'che language and want to invest in their businesses, including textiles, convenient stores, seafood, and tortillas. These women also participate in the program MyCredit Plus of Puente de Amistad and they benefit from small loans, trainings, and health services. In the trainings they learn about running a business, taking care of their health, and mitigating Covid-19. This loan will help the women achieve important developments.