Total loan: $2,425

Manos De Trabajo Group

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Leon, León, Nicaragua / Agriculture

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A loan helped to raise and sell pigs for the sale of typical food such as nactamales, pork rinds, blood sausage, etc.

Manos De Trabajo Group's story

The communal bank "Manos de Trabajo" (Working Hands) is formed by nine members, eight women and a man, responsible parents with twenty minor children. They are natives of Malpaisillo, a place that is located in the northern zone of the region, and they are characterized as hard-working and responsible, with the will for personal achievement. These people, because of the lack of economic resources, were not able to go to school, but they strive day after day to raise their families and make progress in their various economic activities, which are their only and greatest sources of income, to thus accomplish dreams and life goals such as educating their children, making improvements in their homes, and, of course, investing in their businesses so that day by day they grow and obtain more customers and in the not-too-distant future obtain better income.

The coordinator is Briselda, and her business activity is the purchase and sale of pigs. The business is located at her home, and she works in it some eight hours a day, offering her products to customers, whether regular or occasional. The regular customers need the pig slaughter to prepare various traditional foods every weekend, such as nactamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales], fried snacks, marinated meat, grilled meat, pork rinds, blood sausage, etc.

The communal bank "Manos de Trabajo" is grateful for the help that the Kiva investors offer to persons of scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can have a means of dignified work.