Total loan: $5,100

Nuestra Esperanza Group

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Leon, León, Nicaragua / Food

Nuestra Esperanza Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy basic materials to make tortillas: corn, lime, gas, plastic bags, etc.

Nuestra Esperanza Group's story

The communal association "Nuestra Esperanza" (Our Hope) is formed by nine members, single mothers with twelve minor children who depend on them completely. They are natives of Sauce, a place that is located in the northern zone of the region. They are characterized as hard-working and responsible, with the will for personal achievement. In their spare time, they like to enjoy their families.

All have different economic activities, which are their only means of subsistence for themselves and their children.. Now they strive day after day to move their little businesses forward, making them grow each day, in quantity as well as in quality, so that in the not-too-distant future they can obtain better income.

The coordinator is Maria. She has a business of making and selling tortillas in her home. Maria's work routine is some 12 hours daily. She gets up at 4 am for her daily tasks, primarily cooking and milling, then slapping into shape and selling her tortillas in her home to regular and occasional customers and on request to people who sell food in the market. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and buy a quintal [approximately 100 lbs] of corn, plastic bags, lime, butane gas, etc.

The communal association Nuestra Esperanza is grateful for the help that the Kiva investors offer to people of scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can have a means of dignified work.