A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase some pigs, as well as ingredients for her mobile food business, including oil, flour, salt, and eggs.


Las Triunfadoras Patulul Group's story

Suchitepéquez is a town on the south coast of Guatemala where the climate is warm and humid. Eight women who live here meet monthly in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Triunfadoras Patulul” or “The Triumphant Women of Patulul.”

With their optimistic spirit and hard work, they are using the tools of Friendship Bridge's “Microcredit Plus” Program (loans + education) to expand their small businesses and develop themselves. They are beginning their second loan cycle with Kiva and want to invest in their businesses (tortilla shop, food and soft drink sales, and animal husbandry (pigs).

The ladies are very aware of the value of education, and they appreciate the monthly presentations in their meetings. One month, they may learn about setting goals and prioritizing expenses. Another month, they might learn about good hygiene or nutrition or the use of medicinal plants.

Olga is a member of the Trust Bank who is 54 years old and has a sixth grade education. She is the mother of five children who range in age from 16-25. All of her children attended school through high school except for one daughter who is in the 8th grade. Her dream for this daughter is that she gets enough education to become a professional with a good job.

Olga is requesting a loan to purchase some pigs, as well as ingredients for her mobile food business, including oil, flour, salt, and eggs. She wants to keep expanding her businesses and generate more income.

Thank you, Kiva investors for helping Guatemalan women help themselves!

In this group: Olga Elly, Elvia Lorena, Ingrid Isabel, Blanca Noemi, Rosenda, Enriqueta, Maria Concepcion, Maribel


This loan is special because:

Clients receive in-depth trainings on business, health, over-indebtedness, and self-esteem.



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