A loan of $2,950 helped a member to buy new shoe styles for women, men & children.


La Luz Group's story

The 8 ladies in the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “La Luz” or “ The Light” live in the high mountains in the department/state of Quiche. They learn to maintain & expand their small businesses successfully (sales of catalogue products like clothing, shoes, perfumes, cosmetics, silver accessories, & typical delicious snack foods), care for their families (nutrition, hygiene, health) & themselves (self esteem, empowerment) through the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge. The monthly educational training give them essential information that helps them to turn the page to create a more prosperous future. They are beginning their 1st loan cycle with Kiva.
Nancy, a 33-year-old single member of the Trust Bank, has a secretarial certificate. She sells a variety of catalogue products from shoes to high quality Tupperware containers. Nancy is requesting a loan to buy new shoe styles for women, men & children. She wants to have plenty of inventory on hand for her customers.
Thank you, Kiva investors, for your willingness to lend a helping hand to Nancy & the ladies in the Trust Bank! They are poised to step into a more prosperous & successful future because of your generosity!

In this group: Marta Leticia , Silvia Marleny , Alma Haydee , Jeny Alejandra , Jaqueline Estefane , Jeny Lucila , Nancy Raquel , Margarita Candelaria


This loan is special because:

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



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