A loan helped a member to restock the shelves of her convenience store.


Margaritas Del Rosario Group's story

As a little girl, 34-year-old Blanca recalls how much she loved to go to her little neighborhood convenience store. She shares, “I remember growing up in a rural area in Suchitepequez, and my mother used to send me to the store to buy basic staples. I always loved to go out on these errands and shop.” She always wanted to be a successful store owner herself and has made that happen!

With her income, she helps with household and educational expenses. The couple has 5 children (1-15). Blanca is proud that her 3 older children went to school while the 2 younger ones stay at home. She is requesting a Kiva loan to buy dairy products, canned goods, basic grains, cleaning and personal care products, drinks and snacks.

Blanca and 9 of her friends belong to the Trust Bank “Margaritas del Rosario”. Their monthly meetings include an educational session about everyday topics like health, women’s issues, family matters and business management practices. They can use the information immediately in their businesses selling food, personal care products via catalogue and convenience stores. The ladies also learn about precautions to take during this time of the pandemic and how to adjust their businesses to this challenging time. Every other month, they have access to basic health services. “Microcredit Plus” refers to this effective combination of loans, education and health care.

Blanca and the ladies send much appreciation to Kiva investors!

In this group: Dominga , Zoila Estela , Norma Romelia , Paula , Blanca Floricelda , Santa Victoria , Maria , Magdalena , Yessica Marleni , Rodelinda


This loan is special because:

Clients receive in-depth trainings on business, health, over-indebtedness, and self-esteem.



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