Total loan: $4,725

El Centro De Agua Tibia Group

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Comitancillo, San Marcos, San Marcos Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy firewood wholesale.

El Centro De Agua Tibia Group's story

Irma is 38 years old, she shares a common history with many women in Guatemala. Her parents were poor which meant she only received a third grade education and stayed at home to help with household chores. She married and had 5 children who are now aged from 3 to 22 years old. Her husband is a farmer and together they have managed to provide primary education for the 3 elder children. Irma sells firewood. Irma is applying for her first Kiva loan to buy firewood wholesale.
Irma and the other 6 women in the Communal Bank called “El Centro de Agua Tibia” live in the Department/State of San Marcos. One of the themes of their monthly education sessions deals with practical business techniques . This helps them to run their firewood business and animal rearing. Other themes include health, nutrition, hygiene and the use of medicinal plants. Irma often shares the information from these sessions with her family. This combination of efficient loans, education, medical care and other services are part of the "Microcrédito Plus" program provided by Puente de Amistad. (Friendship Bridge)
Thank you Kiva lenders !