A loan helped a member to buy carbonated beverages, juices, candies, oatmeal, candies, cookies, toilet paper, etc.


Las Guayabas Group's story

Maria is 39-years-old and single. She works as a merchant due to her own necessity to generate income since she separated from her husband. The majority of the jobs in the region are in gold mining which gives little opportunity and is a dangerous job. Therefore, she decided to sell ice cream and beverages as a way to save money and invest in the purchase of carbonated juices and other beverages. She wants to be able to have more products to help establish her small grocery store since she is located near the highway. She started the business when she was 28-years-old and received help from her father. She is really grateful to ask for this loan since it will help her restock the inventory in her store and be able to obtain more income from her sales.

She is asking for a loan from Fundenuse with Kiva to buy carbonated beverages, juices, candies, oatmeal, candies, cookies, toilet paper, etc. Her plan for the future is to be able to grow the infrastructure of her business since she sometimes has to keep products in her home due to a lack of space. She belongs to the group Las Guayabas along with Cindy who is a baker and Edelma who is a seamstress and raises pigs.

In this group: Cindy, Edelma, María

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Edwards.


This loan is special because:

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



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