A loan of $2,825 helps a member to buy the latest designs of clothing for men, women, and children.


Rio Moca Group's story

Lucero is a married 27-year-old mother of two children (7 and 10 years old) who lives in the department/state of Suchitepéquez. Her husband is an auto mechanic.

Lucero is proud to contribute to household expenses with income from her clothing business. She explains that her customers always want to wear the latest styles, and they trust her to have them! It is for this reason that Lucero is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy clothing for men, women, and children. She wants to be sure to have plenty of inventory available for end-of-the-year festivities.

Lucero has a sixth grade education and the six other ladies in her Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Rio Moca” Group have little or no formal education. They sell their clothing and animals on the street, from their homes, or from small stands. Kiva loans are so appreciated by these ladies, as are the monthly educational trainings, part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of loans, education, and health care. These sessions are essential to their growth and success, and topics are drawn from four areas: business, health, family, and women. Every two months they have access to health care services. In the “Health for Life” program, and in partnership with Maya Health Alliance, culturally sensitive services and exams are offered by a traveling nurse.

Thank you, Kiva investors, for your support of these women!

In this group: Karla Yesenia , Catarina , Maria Luisa , Adela , Odilia , Lucero Maricruz , Guadalupe


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.