A loan helped a member to buy tables, chairs, utensils, and a stove for her food business.


Prudentes De La Fortuna Group's story

Marketplaces in Guatemala are colorful, busy and filled with popular food stands. Maria, who is 64 years old and married, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Prudentes de la Fortuna” in the department/state of Suchitepequez. She has one of the oldest food stands in her local market. Her traditional recipes are delicious, and her stand is quite popular. She has planned carefully and is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, and a stove wholesale. Maria envisions more comfortable seating for her current and future customers. She will earmark some of her earnings for the continuing education of her five children who are over 18 years old.

The 12 ladies in the Trust Bank look forward to investing funds into their convenience store, animal husbandry and food businesses. They learn to manage their loans effectively at their monthly educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care services. Topics are relevant to the lives of the women and include business, health, family, and women's themes. They also learn about women’s rights/roles, self esteem and empowerment. Every other month, the women have access to basic health care services.

Maria and her friends appreciate the generosity of Kiva investors from all parts of the world! Thank you to each of you!!

In this group: Irma Yolanda , Angelica , Martha Doris , Magdalena , Maria , Vicenta , Maria Isabel , Maria , Carmelina , Maria , Rosa , Julia Maria


This loan is special because:

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



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