Total loan: $2,025

Los Mangales Group

Flag of Guatemala
Quiche, Quiche, Guatemala / Retail

Los Mangales 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 fabric and traditional skirts (cortes).

Los Mangales Group's story

Aracely is 23 years old, single and lives with her mother in the department of Quiche. She studied for one year in middle school. For 6 months, she has worked at her business selling traditional clothing and fabrics. She rents a little stand for the business. She is determined to succeed and is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy more fabric and traditional wrap around skirts or “cortes".

Aracely has joined six other other women to participate in the Friendship Bridge “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Monthly interactive, educational training sessions, designed by a Facilitator, gives them much needed information about everyday topics like health, hygiene, nutrition, women’s issues, and family matters. They also learn about effective business management practices and have bi-monthly basic health care services, including exams like PAP smears. This is especially important because the health care system in Guatemala is chronically underfunded and always is stretched thin.

Thank you to each Kiva investor for lending a helping hand to Aracely and her friends! With your help, these women are taking small steps toward a brighter future!