Total loan: $2,325

Amistad Group

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Sacapulas, Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Clothing

Amistad Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more clothes in new styles.

Amistad Group's story

Yesenia is a 40 year old married woman who graduated from high school. When she got married, she dedicated herself to the home and her 4 children (8 months to 16 years old). On Thursdays and Sundays, she goes down to the nearest market to offer clothing for children, men and women. Her business has a good reputation because Yesenia has vending experience since she was 7 years old, when she used to go out with her mother. Like any mother, she wants to see her children become successful professionals. Together with her husband's her income allows them to have better living conditions and provide primary and secondary education for their children. She is requesting her 1st Kiva loan to buy new clothing styles.

Yesenia and 6 of her friends joined together to form the Puente de Amistad Community Bank. They have businesses making traditional sweets, prepared foods, handmade cane baskets, personal care products by catalog, and clothing. They sell to their neighbors, in the market and outside. These women have learned to do this in their monthly educational training sessions, part of the "Microcrédito Plus" program of loans, education and health services. Other useful topics are related to health, women's issues and family. Every two months, the women have access to basic health services. A very useful topic for Yesenia has been the importance of investing her income wisely.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for lending a helping hand to these women!