A loan of $3,225 helped a member to buy oil and supplies for both cars and three-wheeled taxis called “tuk tuks” or “motos.”.


Desarrollo Y Paz Group's story

The Microcredit Plus Program (loans and education) of Friendship Bridge is of vital importance to almost 30,000 indigenous ladies who meet monthly to transact business on their loans and participate in educational training. Topics range from effective business practices to health, hygiene, nutrition, and the use of medicinal plants. The women empower themselves as they learn about self esteem and women’s rights, as well as sexual and reproductive health.

The Trust Bank, Desarrollo y Paz or Development & Peace, is located in the high mountains of Santa Cruz El Quiche. There are eight women in the group who are very excited about soliciting their first loan cycle with Kiva. They will use the capital to fortify their small businesses that include traditional textile fabrication/sales, convenience stores, and an automotive supply shop. Their goals are to raise their standard of living and create a more prosperous future for their families.

Sandra is a member of the group who graduated from school with a secretarial certificate. She has a business selling all kinds of automotive supplies, including motor oil. This 27-year-old entrepreneur is single and wants to have a prosperous business with a better income. She is requesting a loan to buy oil and supplies for both cars and three-wheeled taxis called “tuk tuks” or “motos.”

Kiva investors, partnering with Friendship Bridge, are greatly appreciated by these ladies. Thank you!

In this group: Lucia , Jacinta Carolina , Amalia Guadalupe , Maria , Sebastiana , Tomasa , Sara Tomasa , Sandra Patricia


This loan is special because:

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



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