A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy ingredients such as milk, milk products, and plastic bags.

Las Ovejas De Cristo Group's story

The communal bank "Las Ovejas de Cristo" (Christ's sheep) is formed by 9 members - 7 women and 2 men, mothers and fathers. These members are from Malpaisillo, a community located in the western region of the country characterized by its hardworking and responsible people who have fought hard to get ahead in life. Unfortunately, none of the members of this group were able to complete their studies for lack of resources that forced them to work from a very early age. Now, they are all working hard to provide a better future for their children.

Reyna Elizabeth is the coordinator of the communal bank, and she is responsible for the repayments of each member. Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, her main work is the sale of milk products, which she does door to door and also from a room in her house. Reyna's routine is to work 10 hours a day, work that she performs with much pleasure as it has been able to support her and her children. The goal of this loan is to invest in more ingredients such as milk and plastic bags; in the near future she would like to improve her income.

The communal bank "Las Ovejas de Cristo" appreciates the support that Kiva investors bring to people with scarce resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua. It enables them to improve their businesses, work, and have their own dignified sources of income.

In this group: Maria Cristina, Claudia Vaenessa, Reyna Elizabeth, Pablo Mariano, Constancia Amparo, Mercedes, Jorge Andres, Vilma Esperanza, Veronica Ernestina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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