A loan of $725 helped a member to invest in the purchase and sale of live pigs, milk and curds.


Vamos En Victoria Group's story

The communal bank “Vamos en Victoria” is made up of nine members, single mothers with 15 children under their responsibility and their ages range from 32 to 60 years old. All of the women are from the municipality of Sauce that is located in the northern part of the country. These women have been characterized as being hard-working and responsible. They have become acquainted with one another because they live in the same place, therefore they decided to take advantage of the method of grouping in a communal association in order to be able apply for the loan and help each other mutually with the financing.

All of the women have different activities like: the sale of live pigs, the sale of curds and the sale of milk, activities very typical of the region. The daily routine of these women is to get up at 4:00 in the morning to take advantage of the morning sales like the sale of milk and curds and their by-products. These are products that are usually needed in the early hours to send children, having had their breakfast, to school. Also, other members of the bank sell their products as street vendors and they get up very early, almost at nightfall, as they leave to sell outside of their community. For them it is a very hard life but it is their way of life and that of their families.

They are grateful for the opportunity that the Kiva lenders provide to people of limited resources and who are from poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can move forward and have a dignified way of life.

In this group: Martha Melba, Maria Luisa, Matias, Jeronima Del Carmen, Raquel De Los Angeles, Norma, Melania, Arycela Del Carmen, Ivania Del Socorro
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