A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.


El Mana Group's story

“El Maná” (Manna) has 12 members: 11 women and one man, all responsible mothers and fathers with 25 children in their care. They are from El Sauce, a place located in the north of the country. They are noted for being responsible, hardworking people who very much want to get ahead. They enjoy spending their free time with their families. Unfortunately she was unable to attend university due to the lack of economic resources.

Thanks to her spirit and drive to get ahead, Yolanda’s economic activity is a home-based ‘pulpería.’ A pulpería is a small store that sells food items in small amounts like envelopes of coffee, envelopes of shampoo, envelopes of consomme, rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread and eggs. She spends about 12 hours daily selling her products.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her store with items to sell so that in the not too distant future she can earn higher income. The El Maná communal bank thanks Kiva lenders for the support they provide for people of scarce resources and for poor countries like Nicaragua so that dignified ways of earning a living are possible.

In this group: Aleyda , Ilda Victoria , Anielka Maria , Yolanda , Janeth Del Socorro, Rita De Jesus , Yarleni Del Socorro, Paulina Del Carmen, Maria Del Rosario, Angela , Osmany Grabiel, Sandra Patricia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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