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Total loan: $3,825
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Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group

Nicaragua
Leon, Nicaragua / Grocery Store

A loan of $3,825 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock her grocery store with basic goods such as coffee, shampoo, rice, cooked beans, oil, soap, juice, soda, cookies, detergent, bread, and eggs.


Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group's story

The Jehová es mi Pastor ("Jehovah is my Shepherd") communal bank is made up of 14 members, all adults with 20 children in their care. They are from the municipality of Malpaisillo in the department of León, which is located in the western part of the country. León is characterized by hardworking, responsible, and friendly people.

This bank decided to unite and take advantage of the benefits of a loan to work in their different businesses. They know each other and support each other to succeed. The bank's coordinator is Alejandra Catalina. She makes a living with a small grocery store, or "pulpería," located in her home. A pulpería is a small store which sells groceries in small quantities such as coffee, shampoo, rice, cooked beans, oil, soap, juice, soda, cookies, detergent, bread, and eggs. Alejandra's daily routine is to work for 10 hours attending clients.

The goal of this loan is to invest in working capital and stock her small business in order to offer a better service to the people of her neighborhood. The communal bank is grateful for the help which Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources in countries lacking sources of employment, such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a decent livelihood.

In this group: Reyna Maaria , Esperanza , Pascual Arnulfo , Maria Teresa, Aurelia Maria , Audelis Del Carmen , Dora Del Carmen, Alejandra Catalina , Lissett Del Socorro , Maria Amparo, Justina Estela, Anielka Maria , Vilma Isabel, Nelson Esteban
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: December 20, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: December 20, 2012