A loan of $1,100 helped a member to stock her store by purchasing small bags of coffee, small bags of shampoo, bread, milk, beans, canned juice, detergent, and soap.


G.s. Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The ‘Ríos de Agua Viva’ [Rivers of Living Water] communal bank is comprised of three members, Ebelia, Mario, and Jaime. All three of them are married with five minor children that are their responsibility. They are from the León department, which is in the western area of the country. They got together with the objective of mutually supporting each other in order to receive the benefit of this loan. They have different business activities.

Ebelia is the coordinator of the group. Her business is a mini-market that she has at her house. This is a small store where she sells food products. She sells things like small bags of coffee, small bags of shampoo, bread, milk, beans, canned juice, detergent, and soap. She has been doing this for 13 years, and her business is in her home.

She needs the loan for working capital and to stock her store with food products.

The Ríos de Agua Viva communal bank is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders give to people with scarce resources and in poor countries like Nicaragua so that the borrowers have the means to have a decent life.

In this group: Mario Jonathan, Ebelia, Jaime Antonio

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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