A loan of $3,900 helps a member to buy products from the basic basket, in addition to fabrics and rhinestones to continue sewing.


Emprendedoras Group's story

Many of the 32,000 women who participate in Puente de Amistad's "Microcredit Plus" loan, education, and health services program have more than one business. Isabel is one of them. She is married, 28 years old, and the mother of 2 children, ages 5 and 9. Isabel is an enterprising woman who, together with her husband, works hard to satisfy the basic and educational needs of their children. She is efficient in the administration of her 2 businesses.

Isabel has a small shop for daily consumption and seams all kinds of typical clothes. She wants to increase the inventory of her businesses to satisfy the demand of her clients. She is requesting her first loan from Kiva to buy products from the basic basket, in addition to fabrics and rhinestones to continue sewing.

The 9 women of this "Entrepreneurs" Friendship Bridge Community Bank are Mayan speakers of K'iche and live in a rural area in the department of Totonicapán. They look forward to their monthly meetings, when they learn about issues that impact their lives and receive tools to get ahead. Issues like business, health, family, and women are vital to them. In Isabel's words, "issues such as solidarity, savings, administration are essential for the success of my business." Every two months, a nurse provides health care services to the women.

Kiva lenders, in conjunction with Friendship Bridge, help these women make positive changes in their lives. Thank you!

In this group: Rebeca , Isabel Josefina , Juana , Isabel , Maria , Melida Maria Leticia , Francisca Micaela , Maria , Maria


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.