A loan of $2,750 helped a member to stock her small grocery shop with comestibles such as coffee, tomato sauce, cigars, rice, tiste (a local beverage), sugar, milk, bread, beans, vegetables, cheese, cream, and eggs.


El Mana Group's story

The "El Mana" communal bank is composed of 11 members--10 are woman, and one is a man. They all have families, with a total of 20 children for whom they are responsible. The members of this bank are characterized by being responsible and hard-working people who have demonstrated their ability to make payments on time with previous loans. They are originally from the same community, which is how they know each other, and for this reason decided to come together and form a bank to obtain credit that can be invested in their different businesses. María del Rosario is the coordinator of the El Mana communal bank, which means that she watches over the group and is responsible for the members. Her business is a small grocery store located in her home. In her shop, she sells small quantities of things such as shampoo, coffee, tomato sauce, cigars, rice, tiste (a local beverage), sugar, milk, bread, beans, vegetables, cheese, cream, and eggs. The purpose of this loan is to use it as capital and stock María del Rosario's small grocery store with comestibles and other products. María del Rosario is grateful for the support that Kiva lenders provide to people with few resources and to poor countries such as Nicaragua, so that people can have honest work.

In this group: Aleyda , Ilda Victoria , Anielka Maria , Yolanda , Janeth Del Socorro, Rita De Jesus , Yarleni Del Socorro, Blanca Nubia, Luder Antonio, Paulina Del Carmen, Maria Del Rosario
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Wegmann



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