A loan of $4,850 helped a member to purchase supplies for her beauty salon, including sets of make up, hair dyes and other items.

Mujeres En Accion Group's story

San Lucas Tolimán is an indigenous town located on southeastern shore of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The lake was described by Aldous Huxley as “one of the most beautiful in the world.” The Friendship Bridge Trust Bank “Mujeres en Acción,” or “Women in Action,” group was formed here by eight determined women. The ladies have various small commercial businesses that they are sustaining and expanding. Some of these businesses include a pizza restaurant and a beauty supply store as well as a beauty salon.

Evelin is the 38-year-old, charismatic president of the Trust Bank. She is married with three children. She is requesting a loan to purchase supplies for her beauty salon, including sets of make up, hair dyes and other items. She wants to meet the desires of her clients and expand her business. Evelin is determined to be successful in every way.

The women of the Trust Bank are greatly empowered by the educational component of their monthly meetings with a Friendshp Bridge Trust Bank Officer. Their families are aided by the information that the ladies receive on nutrition, health, hygiene and the use of medicinal plants. Their businesses grow as they learn about effective business management practices including budgeting, accounting, customer service, marketing and pricing. Their self-esteem is enhanced as they learn about women’s rights. “Microcredit Plus” is what Friendship Bridge calls the combination of education and loans.

Evelin, along with her friends in the “Women in Action” Trust Bank, shares that the group is appreciative to Kiva investors for funding their loans. They are committed to fully repaying the loans on time. We look forward to reporting on their progress. Thank you, Kiva investors!

In this group: Martha Iracema , Jaqueline Adriana Concepcion , Gladys Judith , Dinora Elizabeth , Evelin Yessenia , Gladys Maria , Marta , Alicia Antonieta
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