A loan helped a member to buy construction materials to expand her food stall.


Las Costeñas Group's story

Please support Marilin Balvina (the first person on the left wearing a white T-shirt and black pants). She is a young woman who is 26 years of age and a member of the Communal Bank “Las Costeñas” in Corinto, Nicaragua.

Marilin has a food stall at her house and needs to make improvements for the winter. A loan will allow her to buy construction materials to expand the space for her customers. Marilin’s dream is to convert her business into a restaurant. This young woman is friendly, supportive, and responsible with the other members of her group.

The members of this group are relying on the lenders to fund their dreams.

In this group: Isayana Lilieth, Yahoska Valeska, Kathering Martha, Marilin Balvina, Carlos Erick, Tessla Victoria, Luisa Amanda, Flor De Maria, Seyling Margarita, Cecilia Del Carmen, Ruth Tatiana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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