Total loan: $2,850

Emprendedoras De Chicacao Group

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Chicacao, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy a large quantity of corn, potatoes, salsa, mayonnaise and firewood.

Emprendedoras De Chicacao Group's story

Blanca, a 28-year-old married mother of two children (4,7), understands the importance of a good education because she attended school for nine years. Six years ago, she opened up a “tortilleria” or a tortilla shop where she makes delicious corn tortillas three times each day. One year ago, she added a food cart outside of her home where she makes fried potatoes from 3-10 pm. Her husband is a bricklayer. Their combined income supports the needs of their home, as well as the first grade education of their older son. With her first Kiva loan, Blanca plans to buy a large quantity of corn, potatoes, salsa, mayonnaise and firewood.

Blanca is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Emprendedoras de Chicacao” in the department/state of Suchitepequez. There are six other women in the group who have prepared food businesses (traditional snacks, bbq and fried potato carts), convenience stores and American clothing businesses. Blanca calls the monthly meetings to order. A Facilitator presents an interactive educational training, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. A recent topic was about the importance of vaccinations and how they function in the body. Besides relevant health issues, family matters, women’s issues and effective business management practices are also presented to the women. They often share what they learn with family and friends.

Thank you, Kiva investors!