A loan of $750 helped a member to purchase vegetables and clothing.

Dina Group's story

Photo (Left to Right): Ana Maria C. B., Patricia del Carmen C. A., Mercedes Eugenia Rostran Guzman, Candida Rosa Sanchez y Leonor del Carmen Hernandez C.

This group is from the San Francisco region of the Nindiri municipality. All five members own different businesses and they have many years of working in their community. They have been with Adim (Kiva Field Partner) for many years and have demonstrated to be very responsible individuals, always on time with their payments. They are committed to the organization.

Ana Maria C. is a young woman. She sells food from her home, mostly pork dishes such as stews. The loan will be used to purchase pork to later make broths. She is mother of an adolescent son and she dreams of providing him with an education and to give him a better way oflife. She is so happy to have received help from this organization.

Patricia del Carmen C. is a very young woman and a hard worker. She sells clothing to individuals in her community. She is mother of a little boy who she supports by herself. She is a single Mom and this fact has given her the drive to work harder and put her son ahead of everything. She is going to school in Comarca, and she hopes to attend high school in Masaya.

Mercedes Eugenia Rostran is another member. She sells vegetables door to door, as well as prepared fruits. She delivers to her more steady clients. She is well known in her community. She buys in Masaya in wholesale markets. She has three young children that are going to school near their home. She takes care of them and she wishes to see them complete their studies so that they will know things she will never know.

Candida Rosa Sanches is the coordinator of the gorup. She is very responsible and the group has placed her in charge because she knows how to read better than the other members and she knows how to sign her name. She has been working in the markets since she was very young together with her Mom, selling fruits and vegetable. She coupled her loan with her own savings and now she has her own stand where she sells oranges, lemons, tamarind, onions, garlic, etc. She buys her products in the markets and in the regions close to where she lives.

She has three school-aged children, three adolescents and a little baby. They are attending school in the community and one goes to school in Masaya. She feels that one should move out of Comarca and study other courses there. Her work day starts at 3a.m. and ends at 2p.m.. On her way home from work she picks up groceries to make supper. She says that the loans have granted her the ability to purchase fruits in larger quantities and therefore increase her profit margin. She is alwaye encouraging her colleauges to be responsible so that they will continue to benefit from small loans for continued improvements.

Leonor del Carmen Hernandez sells fruits and vegetables in the Oriental market. She has been running this business for many years. She dreams of making some improvements to her home. She has two school-aged children, and one of them helps her with the business. With the loan she will increase her inventory and buy at better prices.

In this group: Candida Rosa, Mercedes Eugenia, Patricia Del Carmen , Ana María, Leonor Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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