A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy merchandise like pants, shirts, skirts, underwear, sheets, nightgowns, and pajamas.


Sutiava Group's story

The communal bank Sutiava comprises twelve members. They are all single mothers who have a total of twenty children under their charge. They are originally from El Sauce, a town located in the northern area of the country. These women are known for being responsible, hardworking, and eager to improve themselves. Unfortunately, they were not able to go to school due to lacking financial resources, and they had to start working at a young age. That is why they are fighting every day for a better future for their children. Fania Yudel is the coordinator for Sutiava communal bank. Her business is selling new clothing like pants, shirts, skirts, underwear, sheets, nightgowns, and pajamas. She dedicates about ten hours a day to her business, offering her merchandise as a street vendor and carrying a bundle of around 20 kilograms of merchandise. The purpose of this loan is to invest in merchandise and make the most of the holidays. Increasing her amount of merchandise will allow her to obtain higher earnings in the near future. The communal bank Sutiava appreciates the assistance Kiva lenders provide to people with limited resources in poor countries like Nicaragua in order for them to work and earn a decent living.

In this group: Maria De La Concepcion, Ivania, Tomasa Claudina, Xiomara Del Carmen, Maribel Graciela, Els Patricia, Fania Yudel, Sirlen Solans, Alba Briselda, Karen Xiomara , Reyna Isabel, Paula Del Socorro
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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