A loan of $2,400 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock their store with general merchandise such as pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, sleepwear, underwear, perfume, cosmetics.


Sutiava Group's story

The communal bank, Sutiava, consists of 14 members, all single mothers with a total of 20 children under their responsibility. The originate from the town of Sauce which is located in the north of the country. These women are characterized as responsible, hardworking and well mannered. In previous loans, they have demonstrated their responsibility of paying in a timely manner. Martha is the coordinator of the communal bank Sutiava and is in charge of the banks responsibility for paying in a timely manner. Martha works selling general merchandise which consists of pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, sleepwear, underwear, perfumes and cosmetics. She started this work because of the need to have a decent work to be able to support her children and provide better conditions. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business to take advantage of the Christmas season when the sales increase and she earns a better income. The communal bank Sutiava appreciates the assistance the Kika investors provide to people with limited resources and in poor countries like Nicaragua in order to have a decent working environment.

In this group: Maria De La Concepcion, Ivania, Tomasa Claudina, Xiomara Del Carmen, Martha Patricia, Maribel Graciela, Els Patricia, Fania Yudel, Paula Del Socorro, Aura Lila , Sirlen Solans, Alba Briselda, Karen Xiomara , Reyna Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Holker



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