Total loan: $4,425

Emanuel Sm Group

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Malacatan, San Marcos Sacatepéquez, San Marcos Department, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to purchase a variety of ingredients and meats to continue preparing meals.

Emanuel Sm Group's story

Alba is an enterprising mother of 3 children over 3 years old. The older children receive primary and secondary education. She is 34 years old and received a secretarial diploma. Although she did not have the opportunity to work for 8 years, she has been active in the business of selling food and products for personal use.

Alba has sold on an itinerant basis and delivering orders in some offices in the area. With the earnings she makes, she helps her husband cover the family and educational expenses of their children. Alba dreams of seeing her children as successful professionals. With the 1st loan from Kiva, Alba will buy a variety of ingredients and meats to continue preparing her meals.

This communal bank called “Emanuel SM”, brings together 7 women who are very energetic. They are active mainly in the sale of food, snacks, tortillas, small restaurants, catalog products and natural soft drinks. These women live in the Department / State of San Marcos. With joy they start their 1st loan cycle.

As part of the "Microcredit Plus" loan, education and health services program, women carry out 2 important activities at the monthly meeting. They make loan payments and then participate in educational trainings. The topics cover 4 areas: business, health, family, women. For women artisans and farmers, training is also offered to enhance their techniques.

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