A loan helped a member invests in butane gas tanks and valves for her office.


Brazos De Acero Group's story

Help Fidelina del Carmen (third from right to left, dressed in a floral blouse), an active member of the community association "Brazos de Acero" of Pro Mujer Nicaragua. Fidelina educated her 5 children on her own, all of whom are adults now. At her 60 years of age she manages an agency selling butane gas. She sells 5-7 tanks daily. But she needs a greater offering for her customers. A new loan will be used to buy more tanks and valves.

Help members of "Brazos de acero," who are brave, entrepreneurial and responsible with their financial obligations. Give meaning to their name.

In this group: Fidelina Del Carmen, Marbellys Del Rosario, Maria Concepcion, Jhoneston Lorenzo, Tatiana Del Carmen, Eddy, Raquel Esther, Lisseth Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Verna Krishnamurthy.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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