A loan helped a member to restock her inventory with much-needed items for her small pharmacy.

La Luna Llena Group's story

Sandra, a 28-year-old married mother of a 5-year-old son, is a unique client of Friendship Bridge. Her husband is a nurse, and Sandra has a small pharmacy. She sells from the pharmacy to customers in her area and also online.

She has received training about prescription medication, including which are most effective and proper doses. Her business is growing considerably, so she is requesting her first Kiva loan.

She plans to buy analgesics, antibiotics, creams, and supplies for first responders. Some of her income will be earmarked toward the education of her son, who is enrolled in a local school.

Sandra is the President of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “La Luna Llena” or “The Full Moon” in the department/state of Quiche. There are 8 other ladies in the group, who raise animals, sell fruits and vegetables, have traditional textile businesses, and sell medicines.

They meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational training sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care services.

Topics are centered around health, family, women, and business. They are designed by a Facilitator, who uses pictures, diagrams, role playing, and games to share the information.

Every 2 months, the women have access to basic health care exams/services delivered by a nurse. At the current time, emphasis has been placed on the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing hands.

Thank you, Kiva investors!

In this group: Macaria , Rosa Graciela , Sandra Patricia , Magda Adelina , Martha Floridalma , Macaria , Candelaria , Juana, Estela Hermelinda

This loan is special because:

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

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