A loan of $675 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock up with curds to sell.

Mujeres De Confianza Group's story

The 'Mujeres de Confianza' community bank has nine members who are single mothers with 16 children in their care. They live in the town of El Sauce which is located in the north of the country. This area is known for its milk, cheese, curds and cream production. The members of the 'Mujeres de Confianza' community bank are very hard-working, responsible women. They are humble, agricultural workers who know each other and support each other.

Reyna Isabel is the coordinator of this group. She ensures its smooth running and is responsible for making sure everybody pays on time and in full. Reyna Isabel's business is selling curds as an itinerant street vendor. She also makes sales from home. She has been in this business for 10 years. Reyna works nine hours a day, from 6.00am to 3.00pm. She goes out in her community and offers her curds for sale, loading them into a basket that she carries on her head. Reyna says that although her routine is arduous she is grateful that she has this way of making a decent living which enables her to provide for her young children. The 'Mujeres de Confianza' community bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua. It allows them to earn a decent living.

In this group: Lisbeth Isabel, Leoncia Isabel, Reyna Isabel, Blanca Beligna, Maria Antonia, Rosa Eufemia, Maria Ofelia, Inocencia Iris, Luisa Reyna

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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