A loan of $2,750 helps a member to invest in the purchase of a stove with comal (a griddle), in addition to firewood and corn at the wholesale level.


Las Maravillas De Maria Group's story

Corn tortilla shops are popular anywhere in the Guatemalan Republic. Irma spends the day in front of a stove preparing delicious hot tortillas for breakfast, lunch or dinner. She sells from home and also has a home delivery service.

Irma is 27 years old, single and lives with her parents. With her income, she has been able to support the household expenses. Although Irma only studied four years at school, she has been able to manage the business and lead it to success for two years.

She needs to increase the products in her business and she will do it with her first Kiva loan. Irma wants to invest in the purchase of a stove with comal (griddle), in addition to firewood and corn at the wholesale level.

Seven are the women who make up the Communal Bank of Puente de Amistad “Las Maravillas de Maria” and are from the department / state of Quetzaltenango. They learn how to effectively manage tortillerías, selling food and firewood. Monthly, a facilitator shares relevant and useful information extracted from four areas: health, family, women, business. At the current time of the coronavirus, women have reinforced their knowledge and learned about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing and hygiene. This is all part of the "Microcredit Plus" program for loans, education and health care services.

Irma shares: “Thanks to the support of Kiva's lenders, we will be able to expand our businesses in these difficult times. Thank you!"

In this group: Eilen Yaneth , Herlinda , Sandra Anabella , Irma Yaneth , Rosalinda , Emilsa Yomara , Olga Marina


This loan is special because:

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

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.