female entrepreneur from Gautemala

Learning to Read is My Goal

Since a very early age, Argelia has been an economic pillar at home. First for her parents and siblings and then for her husband and children. The push of this woman has led her to be a prosperous and successful trader. 

Despite her achievements, she continues to seek out places to expand her business. The most interesting thing is that Argelia has been able to successfully carry out her small business and is capable of developing business plans, but she still does not know to read nor to write. "That's something I have pending. I'm going back to school and I´m going to learn to read and write,“ She says. 

AGUDESA is a non-profit and social aid association created in 1995 by World Vision to unify and professionalize credit support in World Vision's Area Development Projects (ADP). The institution provides credit services for microentrepreneurs (75% women) in the areas of Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, San Marcos and Sololá.