A loan of $3,525 helped a member to invest in business capital and supply her grocery store by buying grocery products like sachets of shampoo, packets of coffee, bread, eggs, beans, sugar, milk, rice, oil and tiste [a soft drink made from toasted cornflour].


Bello Amanecer Group's story

The communal bank 'Bello Amanecer' [beautiful dawn] is made up of nine members - [eight] women and a man; fathers and mothers responsible for 20 children. They come from Sauce in the northern part of the country, a place characterized by milk, junket and cheese production. These people are hardworking, responsible and enthusiastic about self-improvement. Regrettably, due to a lack of economic resources, none of them could finish their studies as they were obliged to work from an early age. This is a situation they don't want for their children, so they fight to offer them better opportunities. Thanks to her spirit and desire to succeed, the coordinator of the 'Bello Amanecer' communal bank is Juana Guillermina. She works in a pulpería [grocery store] located in her home. A pulpería is a small shop that sells grocery products in small quantities like sachets of shampoo, packets of coffee, bread, eggs, beans, sugar, milk, rice, oil, and tiste [a soft drink made from toasted cornflour]. It's an activity that she very much enjoys doing since it has been her way of life and that of her family. Juana's work routine is to work about 12 hours offering products in her grocery store. The reason for the loan is to invest in business capital and supply her business in the buying and selling of daily- consumption products for the home, so that in the not-too-distant future she can obtain a better income. The Bello Amanecer communal bank thanks the Kiva investors for offering help to people with limited resources and in poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a dignified job.

In this group: Juana Guillermina, Maria Enriqueta, Isidra Maria, Lidi Maikely, Norma Isabel , Carlos Jose, Lisett Del Socorro, Cristiam Jaelky, Maria Auxiliadora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Gulvin



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