A loan of $900 helped a member the loan is the purchase fruits and vegetables that are offered to the customers, these are oranges, tamarinds, lemons, melons, etc.

Ivania Group's story

Photo from left to right: Ana Julia S. H. , Petrona del Socorro G. B. and Ivania del Socorro B. C.. The supportive Ivania group is formed by three women from the city of Masaya; women with an excellent credit record.

Their activities are diverse. Mrs. Ana Julia sells fruit, cooked beans and foods from her house to her neighbors. She has three young daughters that help her with her business.

Mrs. Petrona sells new and used clothing as a traveling saleswoman. She has two daughters that are already adults and help her with her business. Every other day they sell foods such as soups in the neighborhood where they live; this is to help her to purchase food for their home. Her husband sells fruits and vegetables in the market.

Mrs. Ivana is the leader of the group, she is very responsible. She sells fruits and vegetables in the Tipitapa Market in the mornings and has a store in her house that her children help her to run where she sells tortillas in the afternoons. She is a single mother and has worked hard to help her small children get ahead. She dreams of bettering her home and securing the construction so that her family will have a better quality of life. She hopes that her children will be able to attend school and that they will become professionals. She is in the process of finalizing the papers on her property.

Mrs. Ana Julia Sanchez is 53 years old. She sells fruits, vegetables, baked beans and fast foods, such as enchiladas, tacos and plantains with cheese. Her three daughters (aged 14, 18 and 20) help her with her business. Ana's dream is that her daughters finish school and that they obtain office work, so that they can improve their home when they are older. Her husband helps her with household expenses, he works selling vegetables in the municipal market.

In this group: Ivania Del Socorro, Petrona Del Socorro, Ana Julia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Breanne Kochert

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