A loan of $1,275 helped a member to have working capital and to stock her grocery store with packets of coffee, packets of shampoo, cigarettes for individual sale, tiste [a traditional Nicaraguan drink], cuajada [a traditional cheese curd], cheese, eggs, matches, rice, and beans.


Las Palomas Group's story

The "Las Palomas" communal bank is made up of ten male and female members who are parents responsible for raising their children. These members are natives of Sauce, a place that is located in the northern part of the country. These people are known for being hardworking, responsible, driven to better themselves, and financially dependable, as they have demonstrated with their previous loans.

Juana María is the coordinator of the "Las Palomas" communal bank. Her source of income is a small "pulpería" located in her house. A "pulpería" is a small store that sells everyday household products in small quantities, like packets of coffee, packets of shampoo, individual cigarettes, tiste [a traditional Nicaraguan drink made from corn and cacao], cuajada [a traditional cheese curd], cheese, eggs, boxes of matches, rice, and beans.

Juana María's objective for this loan is to invest in working capital and to stock her store to provide better service to her customers. The "Las Palomas" communal bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders provide to low-income people in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a decent means of earning a living.

In this group: Tomasa Felicitas, Sonia Maria , Blanca Lorena, Lester Giovany, Maria Feliz, Juana Maria , Leseyda, Marta Del Carmen, Maria Nela, Adan Emilio
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey



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