A loan helped a member to stock her business buying rice, oil, sugar, firewood, beans, sodas and candy for her small store.


Los Platanitos Group's story

Meet the entrepreneurs of "Los Platanitos" group in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Most of them have worked with Pro Mujer for 14 years to finance their business.

Azusana Filomena (In the middle wearing a white T-shirt and brown skirt) is the group leader. She has participated in 31 loan cycles. She is a popular, dynamic and cheerful woman. Her husband is a cabinetmaker and they had 4 children.

She dreams of continuing to prosper in her business and make home improvements.

A new loan will allow her to stock her store. She will buy rice, oil, firewood, sugar, beans, soda and candy.
As a good administrator she is sure that this loan will provide good profits.

For 15 years she has been the breadwinner of her family and with your support she will be able to move her family forward and generate jobs in her community.

In this group: Vicenta Isabel, Leonarda, Guadalupe Del Carmen, Azusana Filomena, Willian Antonio, Alexis Antonio, Karla Damarys, Jose Alfonso

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Betyna Almeida-Covarrubias.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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