A loan of $5,150 helps a member to buy personal care products and plastic containers.


Mujeres Vencedoras Sacatepeque Group's story

Alba, a 36-year-old, married mother of three children (1-16), feels fortunate to have graduated with an accounting certificate. She was unable to find employment. Being a resourceful person, Alba decided to start a business selling personal care products and plastic containers.

Demand is increasing and Alba is excited to expand her business. She is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy antibacterial gel, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, along with plastic containers in various sizes and colors. Alba shares that with her new inventory, she will be able to cover the educational expenses of her two older children and watch them graduate!

Seven ladies, including Alba, look forward to the monthly meetings of their Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres Vencedoras Sacatepeque” or the “Winning Women of Sacatepeque.” They arrive at their meetings anxious to share news of their families and their businesses (convenience stores, tortilla shops, internet cafes and the sales of women’s clothing, plastic containers, and personal care products). They participate in educational trainings about business, family matters, women’s issues and health. Alba shares, “My friends and I really enjoy the educational sessions of the 'Microcredit Plus' program. The majority of my friends cannot read or write. One of the real benefits of this program is that we can learn about new things each month.” The ladies also have access to basic health care services every other month.

Thank you, Kiva lenders!

In this group: Alba Dinora , Andrea , Eloida Margarita, Lesvia Maribel , Rosa Estela , Gilda Liliana , Maria Teresa


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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*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.

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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.