A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy handcrafted products to sell such as urns, flower vases, coin banks made of clay, pots, and griddles.


Dios Me Fortalece Group's story

The Communal Bank “Dios Me Fortalece” (God Strengthens Me) consists of 13 members, 9 women and 4 men. They are originally from Malpaisillo, a place that is located in the central part of the country. The members are known as hardworking and responsible people who are eager to succeed on a personal level. Whenever they have spare moments, they enjoying being their families and having quality time with them. Unfortunately, due to the lack of financial resources, the members did not obtain university degrees since they were obligated to work at a young age so that they could help with the household expenses. Thanks to her efforts and her drive to succeed, Inés serves as the Communal Bank coordinator. She has a business of selling Honduran crafts as a street vendor and from her house. Inés offers urns, flower vases, coin banks made of clay, pots, and griddles. She works at her business about eight hours a day and enjoys what she does very much. The purpose of this loan is to invest it as operating capital so that she can restock her business of buying and selling crafts. As a result, she will be able to generate more income in the not-so-distant future. The Communal Bank “Dios Me Fortalece” appreciates the assistance that Kiva lenders provide to people who have limited resources and are from poor countries, such as Nicaragua, so that they can earn a decent living.

In this group: Jacinta Del Socorro, Margarita Maria, Ines , Paula Victoria, Reymundo Nicasio, Marcela Del Carmen, Amada Jessenia, Mercedes Petrona, Heysell Jessenia, Santos, Manuel Maria, Teresa , Jairo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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