A loan helped a member to buy corn, milk, eggs, meat, flour, margarine, and more.

Concepción Group's story

Amada is 54 years old, mother to seven children and a widow.

Amada started her business, a bread shop, making "nacatamales" (maize, meat and rice wrapped in banana leaf), and selling dairy products 30 years ago. She has another business, a grocery shop and selling pork, but she closed it owing to low sales.

Amada is applying for a Fundenuse loan financed by Kiva funds to buy basic supplies to produce her goods. She can then take advantage of the Christmas season.

Amada's next goal is to re-start her business selling meat. In the longer term, she wants to open a dairy-processing business.

Amada is a member of the "Concepcion" loan group, alongside Maria, who makes a living baking and selling bread; Lucia, who makes and sells doughnuts; and Reyna, who sells shoes and cosmetics.

In this group: María, Amada, Lucia, Reyna

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw.

This loan is special because:

It helps promote financial inclusion in Nicaragua's rural northwest.

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