A loan of $950 helped a member buy food products such as coffee, rice, beans, oil, sugar, bread, milk, and eggs.


Vamos En Victoria Group's story

The community bank, Vamos en Victoria, is made up of nine members, all single mothers responsible for their twenty children. They are from Sauce in the north part of the country. All are hardworking and responsible with a great desire to get ahead. They struggle on a daily basis to make a better future; sadly, because of a lack of financial resources, they couldn't attend school and had to start work at a young age.

The community bank coordinator is Melania who runs a 'pulpería' out of her house. A pulpería is a small store selling food products in small quantities such as coffee, rice, beans, oil, sugar, bread, milk, and eggs. She works about 12 hours a day in the store. Melania is seeking a loan to use as working capital to buy more food products as stock for the store.

The community bank is grateful for the assistance provided by Kiva donors to low-income people from poor countries such as Nicaragua and providing them with a better future.

In this group: Martha Melba, Matias, Raquel De Los Angeles, Norma, Melania, Arycela Del Carmen, Ivania Del Socorro, Maria Dilia, Maria Luisa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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