A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy cottage cheese to sell.

Las Marias Group's story

The communal bank LAS MARÍAS is comprised of nine members, eight women and a man, who are responsible heads of family with a total of 15 children in their care. They are from Sauce which is located in the northern part of the country and known for its milk, cottage cheese and cheese. These are responsible, hard-working people who have paid back their previous loans on time.

Thanks to their spirit and determination to get ahead, they are involved in different business activities. María Angélica is the coordinator of the group and earns an income selling cottage cheese at home and as a street vendor. Her work routine involves ten hours a day of work wearing a 20 kg bundle on her head offering cottage cheese to people in her village. She enjoys her work as this is how she earns a living for her family. The aim of the loan is to buy more goods to sell so she can improve her income. The communal bank LAS MARÍAS is grateful to Kiva lenders for their help in poor countries such as Nicaragua, to low income earners so they can earn a decent living.

In this group: Maria Angelica , Jose Maria , Maria Maribel , Julia , Alma Lizeth, Maria Inez, Mauda Jose, Carolina Lizbeth, Meyling Mercedes
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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