A loan helped a member to buy more medium size hens.


Mujeres De Bendicion Salcaja Group's story

Seven ladies, who live in the department/state of Quetzaltenango, participate in the “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, education, healthcare) of Friendship Bridge. They have formed the Trust Bank “Mujeres de Bendicion Salcaja” and meet monthly to make loan payments, and participate in educational trainings. Their businesses range from raising poultry to selling shoes, clothing, ice cream and the nutritional support, “Herbalife”. The women learn to manage their business (planning, investing, savings), support their families better (nutrition, health, hygiene) and empower themselves (women’s bodies, self esteem, women’s rights/roles).

Nancy, a divorced mother of 3 children (12,14,16), has been the sole provider for her family for over 2 years. Her children are just finishing their current school year (primary, secondary). Nancy raises laying hens and sells both eggs and chickens in the local market at the wholesale level. She has set a goal of enlarging the business and is requesting a KIVA loan to buy more medium size hens. Having planned and budgeted carefully, Nancy is certain that injecting additional funds will yield increased sales and income.

The ladies in the Trust Bank are optimistic and determined. They are able to sell their products and merchandise quickly in the local market because there is much demand. KIVA investors are filling an essential role in the lives of these women along with Friendship Bridge. Thank you, KIVA investors!

In this group: Claudia Regina , Consuelo Del Rosario , Catarina Mercedes , Thelma Lucrecia , Maria , Mirna Esther , Nancy Vanessa


This loan is special because:

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



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