Total loan: $675

Trabajando Para Vivir Group

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El Cua, Jinotega, Nicaragua / Food

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A loan helped to buy corn, wheat, butter, margarine, meats, sugar, milk, eggs, etc.

Trabajando Para Vivir Group's story

Salvadora is 60 years old, married, a mother of 9, and sells food for a living. Before she worked in agriculture, collecting coffee beans and maintaining coffee plantations of regional farms nearby.

Seeing that she only earned enough to get by, she came up with the idea of starting her own small business. Five years ago, she began making small pastries and "nacatamales" or Nicaraguan tamales. Now she makes and sells fresh bread, which profits allowed her to purchase her own home. She still takes care of the farm, giving her another source of income, and works one day a week to maintain her small business. Her neighbors shop there because she offers great products that are convenient for those living nearby.

With the previous loan she was given through Kiva's funding, she was able to make improvements to her oven. She is applying for a new loan through Fundenuse with Kiva funding, to buy raw materials to make her nacatamales, small pastries and bread.

She belongs to a solitary group, “Trabajando para vivir” or Working to Live, together with Sandra and Ana who sell tortillas, nacatamales and make clothing.