A loan of $4,050 helped a member to stock her store.

Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Group's story

Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Communal Bank is made up of 11 members, very hardworking people who strive to improve themselves personally. These members are heads of family with children in their care. They're from the town of Malpaisillo, known as a productive agricultural region.

Matilde del Socorro, the coordinator of the communal bank, is in charge of the bank's smooth management and of the members making their payments on time. Her business is a "pulpería" located in her home. A pulpería's a small store that sells small quantities of staple food items for the home: rice, beans, oil, matches, Maggi-brand soup packets, small envelopes of coffee and of shampoo, tomatoes, bread, milk, and eggs.

She needs the loan to invest in working capital to stock her small business and continue working to earn her family's daily bread.

Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Communal Bank thanks the Kiva lenders for the help they give to low-income people and poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have a decent living.

In this group: Claudia Esther, Basilisa, Matilde Del Socorro, Thelma, Neuda Lucia, Ventura Del Socorro, Juana Patricia, Silvia De Los Angeles, Octasis Filomena, Benita Elieth, Alberto Javier

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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