A loan of $625 helped a member to pay for purchasing and selling coffee.

El Manguito Group's story

This is the El Manguito group. It is called this because there is a mango tree in front of the house of the representative. They noticed this and used it for the name of the group. Maxima is a member of the group. The other members, Lucila and Maria del Rosario, both live in a place called General Sandino.
Lucila was interviewed this time. She is a housewife. She is married to Rosendo, and they have three daughters who are her responsibility. They are in elementary school and high school.

She devotes herself to her business activity in order to support her husband, whom she married very young. She works to be able to get income for her household. Her parents did not support them with anything to start their married life.

That is why they decided to start working with coffee, corn, and bean crops. She thanks God that the crops went well for them. Years later her father decided to support her, and he gave them a little money, which they invested in raising pigs to later sell live.

What she wishes from her business activity is to continue working on her land harvesting corn and beans. She wants this in order to save the income she will be getting and to support her children who are in school. She wants them to make something of themselves.

In this group: Maxima, Maria Del Rosario, Lucila

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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