A loan of $4,100 helped a member to purchase a stove, a meat processor and a blender.

Guadalupe Uno Group's story

“Guadalupe Uno” is the name of a Friendship Bridge Trust Bank located in Cantel, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The group consists of eleven members whose average age is 34. They each have an average of five children. Most of the women work in the textile business and produce beautiful pieces of embroidery which they fabricate by hand and machine. One of the ladies owns a small shop where she sells items for daily consumption while another sells food.

Miriam is a 48-year-old member of the Trust Bank; she joined three years ago. She is married to a tailor and has five daughters. Miriam sells snacks and other food. She is requesting a new loan of $641, which she will use to purchase a stove and a gas cylinder, a meat processor, and a blender. These items are very necessary for the success of her business. She rents a space for her business, and sells four days each week. Miriam’s dream is to own her own space for her growing business. She points out that her previous loans have helped her maintain and increase her business.

The women of the Trust Bank “Guadalupe Uno” are happy to have created such a circle of support, and they enjoy the monthly training given by Friendship Bridge. They learn about business administration, money management, marketing, and women’s health. They are very active and like to participate during these trainings and respect everyone’s opinion. The women of “Guadalupe Uno” would like to take this opportunity to thank the support of KIVA investors. They are most appreciative of the confidence that the investors have in the women’s ability to improve their own lives. It is through these loans that the women will receive much needed working capital for their small businesses.

In this group: Gladis Miriam , Rosario , Carmelina Del Rosario , America Margarita , Maria , Santos Micaela , Olga Marina , Odilia Magdalena , Maria Antonieta , Maria Catarina , Eva Argentina

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