A loan helped a member to buy and sell gifts for the Christmas season, meat, and stationery supplies.


Magnolias Group's story

The group is represented by Gelma Marilu, age 46, who is the mother of three children.

She began her business ten years ago. She sells various products (stationery, store items, miscellany, and meat). Thanks to the profits generated, she has provided schooling for her children. She is very happy because she also supports her husband with household expenses.

Her goal is to be able to buy merchandise such as gifts for the Christmas season, stationery supplies (notebooks, pens, all types of paper), and meat (chicken, pork, and beef). She will also buy a stand to display her products.

She is very grateful to FAPE for the trust and support provided.

In this group: Blanca Estela, Gelma Marilu, Blanca Elizabeth , Milvia Nohemi, Juana Isabel, Reina Consuelo, Fermina , Kimberly Fabiola, Liliana Guadalupe

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joann S.


This loan is special because:

The Field Partner is a leader in women's empowerment in Guatemala.



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