A loan of $3,475 helps a member to restock the inventory of her convenience store.


Flor De Asalia Group's story

Small convenience stores carrying essential merchandise are found everywhere in rural Guatemala. They are especially important at this challenging time of the pandemic as many big marketplaces are closed or operating with reduced hours.

Dominga, a 57-year-old married mother of seven children between the ages of 17-36, has a convenience store. Her husband is a day laborer working on a farm where basic grains are cultivated. Dominga is proud of her store, and it shows. The store is well organized, and the shelves are well stocked. She is requesting her second Kiva loan to restock the store and will buy frozen items, dairy products, cereals, pastas, sausages, snacks and drinks at the wholesale level.

Six other Maya Kaqchikel ladies join Dominga as a member of the Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Flor de Asalia”. The ladies raise animals, have small farms, sell personal-care products via catalogue sales and have convenience stores. They meet monthly to make loan payments and to actively participate in educational trainings (business, health, family, women), part of the “Microcredit Plus” program of Friendship Bridge. These trainings are designed by a Facilitator who uses pictures, drawings, games and role playing to share the information. Every other month, they have access to all kinds of health care services and exams in the “Health for Life” program.

Dominga and her friends highly appreciate Kiva investors for their kindness in funding their much-needed loans. Thank you!

In this group: Odilia, Maria, Lendy Fabiola , Lesly Carolina , Yuri Karina , Sandy Beatriz , Dominga


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.