Total loan: $3,875

Bella Vista Sumpango Group

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Sumpango, Sacatepequez, Sacatepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy gas as well as firewood and corn.

Bella Vista Sumpango Group's story

Shops selling corn tortillas are popular everywhere in the Republic of Guatemala. María spends the day in front of a stove, preparing delicious hot tortillas. She sells from her house. María is 49 years of age. She lives with her husband and together they raised two children (ages 28 and 30). With her income, she has been able to support household expenses. Also, María has sold vegetables for eight years.

Although María only attended school for two years, she has been able to manage her business and make it successful. She needs to increase the product of her business, and she will manage it with the fifth Kiva loan. María wishes to invest in the purchase of gas, as well as firewood and corn.

Eight woman comprise the communal bank “Bella Vista Sumpango” of Puente de Amistad [Friendship Bridge]. They are from the department/state of Chimaltenango. They learn to effectively administer their businesses of tortilla shops and vegetable sales. To obtain more income, the women sell from their houses, as street vendors, and in the local market. Monthly, a facilitator shares relevant and useful information in four areas: health, family, women's issues, and business. The women reinforce their knowledge, and learn about the importance of continuing to wear masks, social distancing, and hygiene. All of this is part of the program "Microcrédito Plus" of loans, education, and medical services.

Thanks to financial support, the women can expand their businesses. Thank you!