A loan of $625 helped a member to invest in her business making and selling tortillas, and to purchase supplies such as corn, firewood, bags, and plastic wrap.


Rosa De Saron Group's story

The "Rosa de Saron" communal bank is composed of 8 members who are single mothers, with a total of 16 children for whom they are responsible. They are originally from Sauce, which is located in the northern area of the country. These women are characterized by being responsible, hard-working, and polite, with dreams of moving ahead in their lives. María de Jesús is the coordinator of the bank, which means that she is responsible for all of the payments from each member. As her business, María de Jesús makes and sells tortillas. Her daily routine is to wake up every day at 4:00 am to grind and shape the tortillas. Later, she will leave to sell them door-to-door. She needs this loan to invest in her business by purchasing corn, firewood, bags, and plastic wrap. The "Rosa de Saron" communal bank is grateful for the support that Kiva lenders show to people with scarce resources and to countries as poor as Nicaragua, so that people can have honest work.

In this group: Emperatriz , Guillermina , Ceferina, Santos Nicolasa, Maria De Jesus, Elsa Cristina, Cristina, Judys

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Wegmann



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