A loan of $1,300 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock her business selling dairy products such as cheese, milk, and curds.

Dios Es Amor Group's story

The Dios es Amor communal bank is made up of 9 members who are single mothers. They have 20 children under their responsibility. They are from Malpaisillo, a place located in the northern part of the country. They are described as being hardworking and responsible. They have made all of their previous payments on time and correctly. They are eager to get ahead. Unfortunately, none of them was able to go to school because of the poverty they live in. They fight every day to get ahead with their young children.

Thanks to their enterprising spirit, they have different economic activities. Bertha is the communal bank's coordinator and her economic activity is selling cheese, milk and curds from her home and as a street vendor. She works at her activity 8 hours a day, offering her products to regular and new customers. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital to buy milk and curds so that in the near future she can improve her income. The Dios es Amor communal bank is grateful for the help from the Kiva investors that they offered to poor people in places like Nicaragua so they can have dignified work.

In this group: Yessenia Del Rosario, Idalia Isell, Brenda Esperanza, Bertha Del Carmen, Norma Angelica, Carla Isabel, Santa Lucia, Angela, Maria Magdalena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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