A loan helped a member to buy seasonal fruit and personal care products.


Mujeres De Fe De Moca Group's story

Day laborers in Guatemala have a challenging time supporting their families. That is why Candelaria, a 50 year old hardworking married mother of 7 children (15-33) began to sell fruit and personal care products. Her husband is a day laborer. Candelaria’s 6 oldest children completed 6 years of school while the youngest one still attends.

Candelaria visits stores in her area to offer personal care products at the wholesale level. Her children help her advertise on social media. Candelaria is requesting her 1st KIVA loan and plans to buy a large quantity of seasonal fruit (apple, grape, pear), and personal care products (deodorants, creams, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes).

Candelaria, along with 6 other ladies, is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank Mujeres de Fe de Moca” in the department/state of Suchitepequez. These ladies have bakeries, small restaurants, and sell chicken, fruit and personal care products. They meet monthly to make loan payments and participate in educational sessions, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education and health care. Topics for the training sessions are drawn from 4 areas: business, health, family, women. Information about the use of masks, social distance and hygiene are especially important during this time of the pandemic. The women appreciate having access to health care services every other month.

Thank you, KIVA investors, for learning about Candelaria and her friends. They appreciate your support!

In this group: Petrona, Dolores , Cecilia Concepcion , Dolores , Candelaria , Maria Concepcion , Candelaria


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



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