A loan of $1,025 helped a member to invest in working capital and to stock her business in the buying and selling of curds to offer to the inhabitants of her community.


Mujeres De Fortaleza Group's story

The communal bank “Mujeres de Fortaleza” (Women of Strength) is made up of 8 members, all single mothers with 15 minor children under their responsibility. They come from Malpaisillo, a place that is characterized by its handicrafts and the production of milk, curds and cheese.

Unfortunately, since they were very young they have had to work in order to support their children and provide them better possibilities. Petrona is the coordinator of the communal bank, thanks to her spirit and desire to get ahead. As her economic activity, she sells curds in her house and as a street vendor. Petrona’s daily routine is to work some 8 hours offering her curds to the inhabitants of her community with a basket on her head of some 20 kg, an activity that she carries out with pleasure since it has been the way of life for her and her children.

The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and to stock her business in the buying and selling of curds in order to obtain a better income in the not too distant future.

The communal bank “Mujeres de Fortaleza” is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people of limited resources and poor countries like Nicaragua so that they have a way to work with dignity.

In this group: Dinora Corina, Petrona, Rosa Estela, Meydin Patricia, Juana Dionisia, Mirna De Los Angeles, Ivania Del Socorro, Aleyda Francisca

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings



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