Total loan: $3,200

Mujeres Unidas Group

Leon, León, Nicaragua / Food

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A loan helped to stock her store.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

Mujeres Unidas Communal Bank is made up of 11 members, single mothers with 20 children in their care. These women are known for being hardworking and responsible. They're from El Sauce, located in the northern part of the country. El Sauce is known for producing milk and dairy products and for raising pigs, livestock, and chickens. These members decided to get together to take advantage of a loan. Oneyda is the coordinator of the bank. She's responsible for the amount and punctuality of the payments to the bank. Her job is a "pulpería" located in her house. A pulpería is a small store that sells food products in small amounts, such as envelopes of coffee or shampoo, rice, beans, milk, and curd. The goal of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store to give her customers better service. Mujeres Unidas Communal Bank is grateful for the help Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries such as Nicaragua so they can have decent jobs.