A loan of $1,800 helped a member purchase handmade crafts such as vases, dolls and clay jars.

Mujeres Responsables Group's story

The communal bank Mujeres Responsables is made up of 9 members who are all single mothers with a total of 15 children under their care. These women are known for being hard working, responsible, and with the desire to be successful. Unfortunately, they could not study because they lacked the economic resources to do so, and they found themselves obligated to work from an early age. They seek to offer a brighter future to their children.
The coordinator of the communal bank is Erika Patricia who sells handmade crafts like clay homes, decorative vases, flower vases, dolls, and clay jars. She runs this business for eight hours a day. The objective of the credit is to be able to invest in her work and stock her business so she can continue to purchase and sell handmade goods so that in the future she will be able to earn more income. The communal bank she is a member of is thankful for the help of the lenders at Kiva who loan money to those with little resources and in poor countries like Nicaragua so that people like these women can have dignified work.

In this group: Celica Lucia, Josefa Maria, Nora Janixia, Narcisa Del Rosario, Rosa Aida, Erika Patricia, Anielka Lucia, Francisca Vanessa, Maria Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor

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