A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy inventory for her storefront grocery.

San Miguel Xenacoj Group's story

The Trust Bank, San Miguel Xenacoj from Santo Domingo Xenacoj, is applying for their second loan with Friendship Bridge. The Trust Bank was established last year and consists of seven members whose average age is 44 years. Their families consist of an average of four children, and their average education lasted 2.7 years. Most of the ladies work on backstrap looms creating beautiful textiles, while a few are the owners of small storefronts. Their businesses really make a positive impact on the economies of their families.

Dominga is a 40-year-old member of the Trust Bank. She is married and has four children (three girls and one boy). Dominga owns a storefront, which she has had for few years. She was pleased to invest her first loan from Friendship Bridge in her business. She mentioned that before making a final choice about her current business, she explored other options. However, she decided that having a storefront business was a good fit for her and her family. It is located in a small room of her house, so she can attend to it from home. This business has helped Dominga to support her children, and they help her with small jobs or assisting her in the business.

This is Dominga's second loan cycle with Friendship Bridge, and her first with Kiva. She feels very grateful to have this monetary support that allows her to grow financially. She plans to buy more inventory for her business and will purchase useful items like rice, sugar, vegetables, canned goods and other products that are in great demand. In this way, she can continue serving her current clients and attract new ones.

The women of the Trust Bank, San Miguel Xenacoj, would like to thank Kiva investors for this valuable opportunity to secure a loan. In this way, they feel that they are on a progressive path that will lead to a better future for themselves, their families and their communities

In this group: Juliana , Dominga , Dominga , Gregoria , Marta , Maria Leticia , Juana
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