A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Banco Comunal Corazon De Jesus Group's story

The “Corazón de Jesús” (Heart of Jesus) communal bank has 8 members; six women and two men. They are responsible mothers and fathers with 15 children they are responsible for. They are from El Sauce, a place located in the northern part of the country. They are noted for being responsible and hardworking and with the drive for personal improvement. They strive daily to provide a better future.

Thanks to her effort and desire to get ahead, Melida del Socorro’s economic activity is a ‘pulpería,’ which is a small store that sells food items like beans, sugar, oil, soap, juice, soft-drinks, herbal tea, detergent, matches and consommé in small amounts. She spends about 12 hours daily selling her products, an activity she does happily.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock the store purchasing items to sell so that in the not too distant future she will be able to earn higher income. The Corazón de Jesús communal bank is grateful for the support Kiva lenders provide for people of scarce resources and for poor countries like Nicaragua so that ways of earning a living with dignity are possible.

In this group: Maria Elsa , Alejandro De Jesus, Dominga Del Socorro, Rosa Matilde , Juana Victoria, Darliz, Melida Del Socorro, Juan De Jesus

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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