A loan helped a member to produce pastes, swabs, and cleaning products and another part will be invested in basic grains and soft drinks for the store.


Somos Emprendedoras Group's story

Elba del Carmen (seated in front of the group) is 58 years old and, with her spouse, works making brushes, brooms, and swabs, and maintains a store. They live in the La Sierrita de Santo Domingo in Managua. Elba is the head of the communal bank group "Somos Emprendedoras" and dreams in the future of having a larger business, which is her means for living.

She will use the loan to produce pastes, swabs, and cleaning products and another part will be invested in basic grains and soft drinks for the store. The loans have helped her to better herself and improve her quality of life. With her undertaking, she managed to feed and give her 6 children an education.

You can support Elba and her friends in the Somos Emprendedoras communal bank so that they can achieve their goals.

In this group: Noylen Noemy, Marcela , Nubia De, Del Carmen, Monica Maria, Ileana Del, Paola De, Elba Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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