A loan helped a member with her loan: Vicenta plans to buy corn in bulk in order to meet the demands of her clients.

Mujeres De Valor Sumpango Group's story

More than 28,000 low-income women in Guatemala receive small loans, many of them are Kiva investors. The microcredit loans are part of the Friendship Bridge "Microcredit Plus" program of loans, education, and health-care services. In the monthly meetings of the program, the women learn about valuable information like business management, good health and hygiene practices, and empowerment. These topics help them better their lives and develop successful businesses.

One of the women is 47-year-old Vicenta, who is the President of the eight-member Trust Bank “Mujeres De Valor Sumpango”. They live in a rural village in the department/state of Sacatepéquez that is also called Grass Hill in their Maya Kaqchikel language. The women are beginning their first Kiva loan cycle and look forward to injecting the funds in their businesses of selling vegetables, tortillas, corn, second-hand clothing, and traditional clothing.

Vicenta only has a third-grade education. Her husband and she have made sure that their four children (ages 20 to 30) attended high school. Her business is selling corn and traditional clothing. With her loan, Vicenta plans to buy corn in bulk in order to meet the demands of her clients.

It is thanks to the support and generosity of Kiva investors that Vicenta's friends and her in “Mujeres De Valor Sumpango” are able to look forward to healthier, brighter futures for their families, their businesses, and themselves. They send their blessings to each one of you!

In this group: Vicenta , Maria , Mayra Lucrecia , Sara Ester , Maria Amalia , Maria Ernesta , Carmen Andrea , Fidela

This loan is special because:

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

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