A loan of $650 helped a member to buy pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, camisoles, underwear, sheet sets, and towels.


G.s Los Comerciantes Group's story

The Los Comerciantes communal bank is comprised of three people, two men and one woman. They are responsible fathers and mothers who have seven children under their care. They are from Sauce, which is located in the northern area of the country. They are known for being responsible and hard-working people with the desire to get ahead. Sadly, they were not able to go to school, and at a very young age they were compelled to start working. Every day they struggle in order to give their children a better future and for them to be trained professionally. Marlyn is the coordinator of Los Comerciantes communal bank. Her business is selling various new clothes like pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, camisoles, underwear, sheet sets, and towels. Her business is located at one of the local markets. She works in her business some ten hours a day by offering her products to fixed and casual customers. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and to stock her business by purchasing new clothes. She will do so in order to be able to get better income in the not so distant future. The Los Comerciantes communal bank is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders provide to people with scarce resources and poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have a decent way of working.

In this group: Santo Vicente, Marlyn Isoleth, Fernando Danilo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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