A loan of $2,025 helped a member buy and sell new clothes, like pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, undershirts, underwear and bed sheet sets.

Las Ovejas De Cristo Group's story

The “Ovejas de Cristo” (Sheep of Christ) communal bank is made up of 11 members, including eight women and three men. All are mothers and fathers of families and are responsible for a total of 20 children. They are from Malpaisillo, which is located in the north of the country. Malpaisillo is known for being an agricultural zone where corn and bananas are grown. These members are known for being hard- working, responsible people who pay their loans on time and schedule. These members joined together to request a loan and although they each have a different business, they mutually support each other. In Reyna Elizabeth’s case, she is the coordinator for the bank and has a clothing sales business located in her house and she sells by foot to fixed clients and the public. The loan she is requesting is to buy clothing, like pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, undershirts, underwear, bed sheet sets. The “Ovejas de Cristo” communal bank is grateful for the help the Kiva investors provide to people with little recourse in countries like Nicaragua, so they can have dignified work.

In this group: Maria Cristina, Claudia Vaenessa, Reyna Elizabeth, Pablo Mariano, Constancia Amparo, Santos Javier, Mercedes, Jorge Andres, Silvia Carolina, Vilma Esperanza, Veronica Ernestina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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