“Dreams can come true…if we have the courage to pursue them.” – W. Disney. We sponsor students and teachers to ensure that everyone gets the quality education they deserve. But, we don’t stop there, because know that a degree alone does not equate to a successful life. That’s why through our entrepreneurship program, we are passionate about funding the incredible business spirit of young Guatemalans.
Our pilot micro-loan was given to create a local bakery or panaderia. What started as a quite literal mom and pop business has already seen tremendous growth! 20+ products are freshly made and sold to the community, 2 NGOs, 5 restaurants in Antigua and 8 area schools. The bakery, now called Bread Bros has already outgrown its original location and moved to a new one in San Lucas and has grown to 5 employees with a plan to hire even more. The bakers and operations team not only receive hands-on mentoring from us, but also nationally-certified training classes on baking and business development. The business is profitable, and the team is now paying back the loan, where this money will be reinvested right back into the community.
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Kimberly graduated from a local fashion and design school on an EFTC scholarship and continued to study in more specialized design courses. She dreamed of one day owning her own clothing business, she just needed a little financial help to make that happen. She applied for and won our first Entrepreneurship grant, and hit the ground running. What started out as a business sewing masks during the pandemic now has a bright future of growth ahead!
Guadalupe is currently finishing up a psychology degree on an EFTC scholarship, but she’s got even bigger dreams cookin’! With her grant, she’s launched Luna Crepas, a small restaurant where people can get to-go orders or receive their food via delivery. She created the business based on three pillars of a Guatemalan saying: good quality, good prices, and great service. The menu will begin with crepes, but she plans to grow it to include a diverse drink menu and fast food options including local cuisine.