Total loan: $4,625

Nace Una Estrella Group

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy the ingredients she needs for her chocolate-making: cacao, sugar, and cinnamon.

Nace Una Estrella Group's story

Quetzaltenango, also known by its indigenous name, Xela, is the second-largest city in Guatemala, and it is here that “Nace una Estrella”, or “A Star is Born” trust bank has its home. Nace una Estrella is made up of 10 fighter-women who are united by a similar goal: to search for solutions to get out of poverty.

Lilian, who is 45 years of age, is the elected group president. She has 2 children who are currently studying in primary school, and she was fortunate enough to complete her studies in secondary school. Lilian runs a variety of businesses, making and selling chocolate, selling shoes, and selling catalog products. She is requesting a loan which will help her buy the ingredients she needs for her chocolate-making: cacao, sugar, and cinnamon, and a small part of the loan will also go towards her shoe shop, restocking to get ready for end-of-year sales and the festive season.

These 10 ladies are thankful for the loan, which gives them hope to expand their businesses and see increased profits, which will help improve their families' lives and lead them toward an exit to the poverty they currently experience. Thank you Kiva for making this possible!