A loan of $4,450 helped a member to invest in working capital for the buying and selling of curds for resale.

Mi Dios Es Mi Fortaleza Group's story

The communal bank Mi Dios es Mi Fortaleza [My God is My Strength] comprises 10 members: nine women and one man. They are all responsible parents who, between them, have 20 children in their care. They are from Malpaisillo, in the north of the region. The members of the group are characterised by responsible and hardworking outlook, and their desire to do well personally. Unfortunately they have few resources, which has meant they have all had to work from a young age.

The coordinator of the communal bank is Matilde. Her economic activity is the sale of curds on a mobile basis and from her home. Her objective for getting the loan is to invest it in working capital and to stock her business, which involves buying and selling curds, in order to supply her customers.

As part of her work routine, Matilde works 8 hours a day, with a basket on her head, selling her curds. The communal bank Mi Dios es mi Fortaleza is grateful to the Kiva investors for the assistance they give to people with scarce resources and in poor counties like Nicaragua so that they may have a means to obtaining a decent job.

In this group: Claudia Esther, Basilisa, Matilde Del Socorro, Thelma, Neuda Lucia, Ventura Del Socorro, Juana Patricia, Silvia De Los Angeles, Octasis Filomena, Alberto Javier

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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