A loan of $2,700 helps a member to buy corn, flour, firewood, etc. for her business making baked goods.


Luz De Vida Group's story

Alba is 39 years old. She is the single mother of two children.

She works making seasoned bread and doughnuts. She also makes dairy products, such as whey and cream every day. She does this work from her home.

Alba seeks another loan from Fundenuse, with Kiva loans, to buy raw materials wholesale, such as corn, firewood and flour. She will also make repairs to her oven. With her prior loan she made good earnings from the sales of her business, and was able to make improvements to her house.

Alba belongs to the Luz de Vida solidarity group. The other members are Maritza who works selling clothes as a street vendor; Reyna who sells fried foods; Blanca who sells tortillas, ice cream and ground coffee; Dolia who sells tamales, tortillas and ice cream; Sandra who sells flour doughnuts, drinks and ice cream; Lidia who sells doughnuts, seasoned bread and ground coffee; and Gabriela who sells tortillas and ground, roasted coffee.

In this group: Lidia, Blanca, Alba, Gabriela, Reyna, Dolia, Sandra, Maritza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

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

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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.