A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy milk and milk curds to sell.

Mujeres De Fortaleza Group's story

The communal bank "Mujeres de Fortaleza" (Women of Strength) consists of 8 members, all women from the same community. They are mothers of families and have (together) 15 dependent children. They belong to the Malpaisillo township, part of the city of León. Malpaisillo is a pretty place, with hard-working, humble people from the countryside who enjoy a calm, peaceful life. The daily work routine of Dinora Corina, the coordinator of the bank, is to get up at 4 am and work until the sun goes down, day after day, to work in her business. The business activities consist of selling milk and milk curds, an activity that is very typical of this township, since she is a producer of milk because she has her cows and calves. She decided to form a communal bank so they could opt for this credit in order to advance with their little businesses. The communal bank Mujeres de Fortaleza is very thankful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people of scarce resources and poor countries such as Nicaragua so that they can have a dignified means of living. With the financing, she will buy more milk and milk curds to satisfy the demands of her customers and neighbors in her township.

A salute to all the Kiva lenders, and "Vive, León, Nicaragua."

In this group: Dinora Corina, Petrona, Rosa Estela , Meydin Patricia, Juana Dionisia, Mirna De Los Angeles, Ivania Del Socorro, Aleyda Francisca

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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