A loan helped a member to buy oil, bags for chips, potatoes, sticks and chicken wholesale.


Abundancia Group's story

In Guatemala, sales carts selling fried chicken and chips are very popular. Many people have started this kind of business to support their families. This includes Irma, aged 25, who is the proud owner of a cart selling chicken and chips. The delicious smell and flavour of her products attracts customers. She is married and decided to start her business to support her husband and to provide a good life for her only daughter (aged 3), with less deprivation than their own. Thanks to her income, she is pleased to be a working woman. Irma is requesting her first Kiva loan to buy oil, bags for the chips, potatoes, sticks and chicken wholesale.

Irma is president of the "Abundancia" communal bank, together with seven other Maya K'iche' women as members. They come from a rural area of Suchitepéquez Department. They want to keep investing in their businesses selling food, chickens, medicine, tortillas, shoes and lingerie. In addition to the loan, the women benefit from monthly training as part of the Microcredit Plus loan, education and health programme. The training is vital to empower these women and make their businesses successful.

Kiva loaners affect the lives of these Maya women who want to get ahead. Thank you!

In this group: Elsa Bellalinda , Hilda Noemi, Ana Lidia, Petrona , Francisca , Dalia Alicia , Florinda , Irma Aide

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katy Robinson.


This loan is special because:

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



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