A loan of $525 helped a member buy supplies.


El Buen Progreso Group's story

The “Buen Progreso” (Good Progress) communal bank has prevailed for a long time. There have been many changes through the years. The group is currently comprised of Blanca López E., Miriam del Carmen D. T., and Olga de la Cruz Arroyo C.. Blanca has been the coordinator for two years. She is a hard-working and dedicated 34 year old woman. She has been buying and selling different fruit crops for seven years. She is single. She devotes herself to selling tamarind and “nancite” (a Nicaraguan berry). She prefers to sell in the market in the Mayasa municipality. Miriam and Olga are mature women, 51 and 57 years old respectively. The first one sells cosmetics in an iterant manner in her community and the Masaya market. On the other hand, Olga sells “nacatamales” (a traditional Central American dish similar to a tamale) in her house. However, her main activities are butchering pigs and selling firewood. These three women have great strength and the desire to excel in spite of the adversities they have faced. They will use the loan to buy new supplies in order to increase their working capital.

In this group: Blanca, Miriam Del Carmen, Olga De La Cruz
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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