A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy groceries, clothing and sandals.


Los Valientes Group's story

Nolvia is 38 years old and a member of the 'Los Valientes' solidarity group. She is the single mother of four children. Nolvia is a very hard-working and humble person. She and her children live in the small village of San Carlos, Olanchito, Yoro.

Nolvia started out selling bread, tamales and pies. She started the business on her own initiative and it has helped her to support her children as it falls to her to work and provide for her children alone. Nolvia now has a grocery store and, on weekends, she also sells clothing and sandals. She works together with one of her daughters and works from 6.00am to 9.00pm in the grocery store. Nolvia needs this loan to invest in buying products such as rice, oil, sugar, churros, sweet treats, soft drinks, etc. She will also buy clothing and sandals. With the help of this loan, she will be able to stock her business and offer her customers everything they need. The only problem she faces is the crime in her country as she makes her sales as an itinerant vendor and therefore runs the risk of being mugged. Her goal is to be able to set up her clothing and sandals business in her home so that she no longer has to go out and sell in the streets. This is her fourth loan from FAMA and she repaid her previous loans on time.

In this group: Nolvia Azucena , Santiago Ignacio , Vicenta Anastacia , Melissa Yamileth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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