A loan of $550 helped a member to buy and sell milk and dairy products.


Santa Lucia Group's story

Santa Lucía Communal Bank is made up of eight members, all women between the ages of 25 and 60. They all live in the town of El Sauce, in the north of Nicaragua. These women are single mothers with children in their care. El Sauce is a very welcoming place of modest people and with a view and very pretty landscapes: with streams, clean and crystalline springs, trees, cypress trees. El Sauce is also known for being a milk-producing region because it's the major activity in the area, they all support each other mutually to get ahead with their business and earn more income. Petrona del Socorro is the coordinator of the bank and travels from neighborhood to neighborhood selling milk curd. Petrona del Socorro's routine is very hard, approximately 10 hours a day in very difficult conditions because she walks in the intense sun every day. She carries her small son her because they don't have anyone to take care of them. Petrona del Socorro is requesting the loan to invest in buying and selling milk and dairy products. She and the other group members are grateful for the support and financing that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and to poor countries such as Nicaragua.

In this group: Ana Samari, Jacqueline Del Carmen, Otilia, Maria De Jesus, Magda Masiel, Candelaria De Jesus, Esperanza De Jesus, Petrona Del Socorro
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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