A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy secondhand American clothing to sell and supplies for making traditional sweets.


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Industrious Women Group


Sra. Vilma del Carmen is 64 years old and lives in the neighborhood of Santa Ana, Antigua, Guatemala. She has always been in the business of selling American clothes. Vilma also has a side business of making and selling traditional sweets such as coconut cookies, nance fruit desserts, candied sweet potatoes, and other products. She enjoys her business since it allows her to contribute toward the financial needs of her family.


Vilma is requesting a loan so that she can buy secondhand American clothing to sell. She will also buy supplies for making traditional sweets.

In this group: Vilma Del Carmen, Sara Del Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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