A loan of $1,450 helped a member to invest in business capital and stock her store with products like rice, beans, sugar, oil, detergent, juices, sodas, cookies, bread, milk and eggs..


G.s. Laurel Galan Group's story

The village bank Laurel Galan is made up of four women, single mothers. They are from El Sauce, located in the northern part of the country and known for production of dairy products like milk and cheese. This women in this group are hard working, responsible, and have a desire for personal improvement, which is what they fight for every day - moving forward with their small children and giving them a better future.

Thanks to her spirit and desire to get ahead, Edith del Socorro is the coordinator of the group. She runs a small store located in her home. She works 12 hours a day, offering up her products. The goal of this loan is to invest in work capital and stock her store with food products to sell in small quantities, like rice, beans, sugar, oil, detergent, juices, sodas, cookies, bread, milk, and eggs. This will give her more income in the near future.

The group Laurel Galan is thankful for the help the Kiva lenders give to people with few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua, so that they can have dignified work.

In this group: Edith Del Socorro, Teresa Antonia, Perla Marina, Norma Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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