A loan of $950 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock her business in the purchase and sale of edible products like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, cheese curd, detergent, soap.


Luchadores En Accion Group's story

The Luchadores en Acción [Fighters in Action] community bank is made up of eight members - seven women and one man. They are responsible mothers and fathers with fifteen children under their responsibility. The are from León, a place that is located in the western part of the country. They are characterized by their responsible, hardworking personalities, eager to better themselves. In their free time they like to enjoy their families and prepare them typical dishes of the region like "indio viejos." Regrettably, they could not study due to the lack of economic resources and they were obliged to work from an early age, in order to help with the costs of home.

Thanks to her efforts and eagerness to pull herself up, Yesica is the coordinator of the Luchadores en Acción community bank. For her economic activity, she has a pulpería. A pulpería is a small store that sells edible products in small quantities like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, cheese curd, detergent, soap. She dedicates 12 daily hours to her business, offering her products.

The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital for her work and stock her business in the purchase of edible products so that in a not-so-distant future she can obtain higher revenue. The Luchadores en Acción community bank thanks the help of the Kiva investors, who offer help to people of scant resources and of poor countries like Nicaragua to have a dignified working environment.

In this group: Janett Del Rosario, Maria Jesus, Luisa Amanda, Dania Milagros, Alba Maria , Yesica Leopoldina, Elena Marisol, Mario Francisco
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Martin



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