A loan of $2,100 helped a member to invest in working capital to buy and sell milk, curd and other dairy products.

Dios Es Amor Group's story

The community bank “Dios es Amor” is made up of nine members, all of whom are single mothers. Together they are responsible for twenty children. The women are natives of Malpaisillo, an area in the northern part of the country. They are known for being hard-working and responsible, and for their strong personal desire to succeed. Sadly, none of them were able to go to school because they did not have enough money, and they had to start working at an early age. The women fight every day to get ahead with their young children. Thanks to their entrepreneurial spirit, they each have a business.

Bertha is the coordinator of the community bank. She works more than ten hours each day, selling milk, cheese curds and other dairy products to her regular and occasional customers. She does this both from her home and as a traveling vendor from place to place. Bertha is requesting this loan to invest in working capital to buy and sell milk, cheese curds and other dairy products. She hopes to improve her income in the near future.

The community bank “Dios es Amor” is grateful to Kiva lenders for the help they give to people with limited resources in developing countries like Nicaragua so that they can have appropriate work.

In this group: Yessenia Del Rosario, Idalia Isell, Brenda Esperanza, Bertha Del Carmen, Norma Angelica, Santa Lucia, Angela, Maria Magdalena, Darling Maria, Feliz Cruz, Dimas Mercedes

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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