A loan helped a member to buy corn and 3 kinds of beans.


Mujeres Chimaltecas Group's story

Corn and beans are two of the staples of the Guatemalan diet. For 7 years now, 34-year-old Nirma has sold corn, beans, as well as firewood. She sells at the retail and wholesale level. Nirma is a married mother of 3 children (ages between 3 to 14) and attended school for 6 years. She envisions her children completing their university studies. In the current, challenging time of Covid19, hard-working Nirma is looking for ways to be innovative. She is advertising her products on social media (whatsapp). She is also planning carefully and is requesting her 6th KIVA loan to buy corn and 3 kinds of beans (black, white, red).

Nirma is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Chimalteas” in the department of Chimaltenango. There are 6 other ladies in the group who sell delicious corn tortillas, prepared foods, basic grains, thread, and personal use products via catalogue sales. They look forward to their monthly meetings when they make loan payments, participate in educational trainings that cover an aspect of 4 topics: health, family, women, business. Nirma shares that it has been especially useful for her to learn about credit worthiness. The women also learn about the dangers of over-indebtedness. Every other month, they have access to preventative health care services. Friendship Bridge calls this combination of loans, education and health care “Microcredit Plus”.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for the essential role you play in the lives of Nirma and her friends!!

In this group: Maria Victoria , Maria Carmen , Nirma Elizabeth , Maria Josefina , Angelica Soledad , Brenda Paola , Glendy Mariela


This loan is special because:

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



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