A loan helped a member buy more corn and beans to sell.

Inmaculada Concepcion Group's story

Single-parent families face common challenges throughout the world. Thirty years ago, Juana separated from her husband and was left to raise 5 children. She was determined to keep the family afloat and began a business selling good-quality basic grains like corn and beans. She shares, “Thanks to my income, I was able to send my children to elementary school. I am so proud of them and now they have their own families.” T

here are new challenges for Juana due to the new governmental restrictions from the spread of the coronavirus. Like all entrepreneurs, she is looking for ways to sell and create income. Juana now sells from her home, and she is pleased with her success. Juana is requesting her 1st Kiva loan to buy more corn and beans.

Together with 6 other ladies, Juana looks forward to her monthly meetings of her Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Inmaculada Concepcion” located in the department/state of Totonicapan. This month has been unique, and their facilitator, who designs the monthly educational programs, needs to communicate with them by telephone.

The emphasis this month has been about the importance of good hygiene including hand washing, disinfecting surfaces, wearing a mask, and keeping social distance. Other themes are about effective business practices, women’s rights/roles, and self esteem/empowerment. Friendship Bridge calls the effective combination of loans, education and health care “Microcredit Plus.”

Thank you, Kiva investors, for your vital role!

In this group: Margarita , Maria Elena , Santos Agustina , Catarina , Maria Concepcion , Juana , Maria

This loan is special because:

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

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