A loan helped a member to buy personal use products to sell such as deodorants, shampoo, antibacterial gel, soap, brushes, and toothpaste.


Mujeres Emprendedoras Rio Bla2 Group's story

Sebastiana is a 50-year-old woman who had the opportunity to study through high school. She is a married woman who knew at one point that she would establish her own business. Thanks to the earnings from her business, Sebastiana was able to provide a complete education for her three children, who are now between the ages of 23 and 27. She started her business of selling catalog products some time ago and has been quite successful. Now she has a good number of customers who demand a variety of products. For this reason, Sebastiana is requesting her second Kiva loan to buy more personal use products through catalogs, as demanded by her customers.

There are seven women who comprise the Communal Bank “Mujeres Emprendedoras Río Blanco 2”. They live in the State of Quiche. These women recognize the importance of a good education for their children, even though it is not free in Guatemala. For this reason, they have small businesses that generate income so that they can afford the cost of their children’s education. The women appreciate the monthly educational seminars that are part of the Microcredit Plus program. In addition to loans, the program provides information about health, nutrition, hygiene, and the prioritization of expenses.

Thank you, Kiva lenders, for continuing to support the development of many women in Guatemala.

In this group: Sebastiana , Ana Maria , Vivian Manuela Yessenia , Kimberly Margarita , Ana Sheerley , Anastasia Catarina , Maria Luisa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


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



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