A loan of $6,125 helped a member to buy material to make shoes.


Vida Group's story

The Vida Trust Bank group was established by Field Partner Friendship Bridge, about five years ago, in the second largest city in Guatemala, Quetzaltenango. It is composed of eleven female entrepreneurs, who are engaged in various commercial ventures such as the sale of clothing, cosmetics and perfumes, the manufacture of shoes, and the operation of small shops selling useful items for daily consumption.

Florinda is a 47-year-old member of the Vida Trust Bank group. She is married with five children. Along with her husband, Florinda owns a shoe workshop and has seven employees. Four of the employees are family members and two are employees who live nearby. With the year-end holidays quickly approaching, Florinda anticipates increased business. She is applying for a new loan with Friendship Bridge which she will use to buy material to make shoes. Florinda, along with her husband are pleased to access this vital financial capital so that they can purchase additional supplies. As with almost all of the clients of Friendship Bridge, the greatest hope that Florinda has is to see her children continue with their education and hopefully, graduate from college. She realizes they will enjoy more opportunities with increased education.

All of the women in the Vida Trust Bank group appreciate the confidence of KIVA investors. They say that the loans not only help them but also their families. The women are most pleased to be able to enroll their children in school in the coming year. They also look forward to saving a little as well. Finally, the women of the Vida Trust Bank group want to extend their very best wishes for good health and prosperity to KIVA investors throughout the world.

In this group: Florinda Saquic , Francisca Lucrecia , Estela , Florinda Aracely , Miria Josefina , Maria Santos , Alma America , Marta Alicia , Maria Gilberta , Adela Abigail , Gladys Carolina



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