A loan of $800 helped a member invest working capital in raising and selling pigs.


Santa Lucia Group's story

The communal bank group Santa Lucia is made up of eight members: seven women and one man. They are from Sauce, which is located in the northern part of the country. They are the responsible parents of 20 children. Each of the group's members is hardworking, responsible, and looking to excel. Unfortunately, none of the members were able to finish school because of financial hardship. Each one fights every day in order to offer their children a better future. Thanks to her hard work and the desire to move forward, Petrona became the coordinator of the Santa Lucia communal bank group. She makes a living raising and selling pigs from her home. She is requesting this loan in order to have working capital to invest in the purchase of pigs to raise and later sell at a good price. In this way, she hopes to increase her profits. The Santa Lucia communal bank group is very grateful for the support Kiva lenders offer to people in developing countries like Nicaragua where financial resources are scarce, so that the people can find dignified work.

In this group: Ana Samari, Maria De Jesus, Magda Masiel, Esperanza De Jesus, Petrona Del Socorro, Byron Antonio, Petrona Damariz, Aurora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven



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