Total loan: $5,050

Las Boganvilis Group

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Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to invest in the purchase of fruits (apples and grapes) and sweets.

Las Boganvilis Group's story

Juana is a busy mother of three children, who are now older that eight years. The children attend primary and secondary school. Juana is 36 years old and has two grades of formal education. She is the president of the Friendship Bridge communal bank “Las Boganvilis.” For five years, she has sold prepared foods and seasonal fruits. With her income, Juan has been able to cover her household expenses, such as the education of her children. Her husband has also contributed.

She is requesting her fourth Kiva loan to purchase products for end-of-year parties. Juana will invest in the purchase of fruits (apples and grapes) and sweets.

There are nine energetic women in this communal bank, who sell tortillas, prepared foods, vegetables, and fruits. Three of them are Maya Tzutuhil, and most of them speak Spanish. The women are happily beginning their fourth Kiva loan cycle. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make loan payments, participate in educational training, and support each other. Given that the women often have little or no formal education, the educational chats are of vital importance and cover four subjects: business, health, family, and women. Friendship Bridge calls the combination of loans, education, and medical attention “Microcrédito Plus.” It works.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for the important role that you play in the life of Juana and her friends. You are very appreciated.