A loan of $4,675 helps a member to buy shoes for men, women, and children to sell.


Las Sacapultecas Group's story

Briseidy, the married 22-year-old mother of a seven-year-old son, is determined to be an excellent mother, a successful businesswoman, and an empowered woman. Five years ago, she began selling shoes via catalog. She is proud to help her husband cover household expenses, including the cost of educating their son. Briseidy has planned carefully and is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy a large amount of shoes for men, women and children to sell to her customers. She is certain that her income will increase, especially at this time of the year.

Along with seven other women, Briseidy is a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Las Sacapultecas." The members live in a rural area in the department/state of Quiche. They want to invest in their small restaurants, shoe businesses, and the sale of personal care products. Because they have little or no formal education, they learn valuable information about business, health, family, and women in their monthly educational training sessions, part of our “Microcredit Plus” program. Another “plus” in the program is bi-monthly health services, which fall under our “Health for Life” program. The women have access to all kinds of exams, services, and family-planning consults.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for partnering with Friendship Bridge. Your support means that Briseidy and her friends can open doors to a brighter future!

In this group: Matilde Benita , Miriam Hermosinda , Petrona , Edna Edith , Candida Coralu , Dolores , Briseidy Ondina , Ilma Yolanda


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.