Total loan: $4,550

Argelia Group

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Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Retail

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

A loan helped to buy sugar, coffee, eggs, pasta, cereals, and dairy products wholesale.

Argelia Group's story

Rosalba, age 38, has run her convenience store for 25 years. Her business is located in the department / state of Retalhuleu. She attended school for eight years. She is married and the mother of a daughter, age 20. Rosalba is very pleased because, together with her husband who is a day laborer, they have combined their income to finance the education of their daughter, who has graduated as a teacher.

To continue investing in her business, she is requesting her first Kiva loan to stock the shelves of her convenience store. With the funds, Rosalba intends to buy sugar, coffee, eggs, pasta, cereals, and dairy products wholesale.

There are eight women who are members of this communal bank called “Argelia”. Their business are running convenience stores, a car wash, sale of food, and sale of firewood. Rosalba and the other members are eager to participate in educational training about health, family, women, and business. It is important for them to learn about over-indebtedness and investment, to be successful in each of their businesses. The preventative sessions on women's health and the importance of vaccination against Covid-19 have been very interesting to Rosalba.

(The children in the photograph are children of the borrowers, who have given permission for their children to be included in the photo.)

Thank you, Kiva lenders from all parts of the world, for your support of these women.