A loan of $600 helped a member purchase seasonal merchandise.


Chocolate Group's story

The solidarity group named “Chocolate” comes from the central area of the city of Masaya. The group consists of three women entrepreneurs of humble origins who work every day to improve the lives of their families.


Cecilia del Carmen M. L. is 39 years old. She buys and sells crafts such as marimbas, hats, and handmade toys. She buys the toys in Monimbó (a city known for its artisan culture) and sells them according to the season and the level of demand. Her goal is to build a store where she can sell her products instead of having to rent a vending space.


Luz P. sells lingerie in “La Zona Franca” (a designated area where merchandise is sold free of import duties or taxes). She also makes candy and cookies at home and sells them to the neighborhood children. Ángela O. makes traditional candy and snacks (fried dough, popcorn, and plantain chips) that she sells wholesale to street vendors.

In this group: Cecilia Del Carmen , Luz Amanda , Ángela Del

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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