A loan of $1,125 helped invest in her sales posts and also purchase chickens and weaving materials.


Balvina's story

Balvina is married and has five children. She has been a merchant for the past 15 years with a sales post at the municipal market of Antigua Guatemala from Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays and Sundays she sells at the municipal market of San Martin Jilotepeque. She sells grocery items at her posts, and in her free time she weaves traditional garments. Balvina is requesting the loan to invest in her business and also purchase chickens and weaving materials to make her garments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein



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