A loan of $1,550 helped a member with business capital and supplying their business with second hand clothes such as pants, shirts,skirts, shorts, bed clothes, pajamas, and kids clothes.


Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The community bank Ríos de Agua Viva is comprised of 9 members, 8 women and 1 man. They are responsible mothers and fathers who have 15 children in their care. They are hardworking, responsible people with a desire to succeed. In their spare time, they enjoy the company of their children and they cook regional dishes such as "nacatamales" (a type of tamal). Unfortunately, they were not able to study because of a lack of economic resources and they were obliged to work from an early age in order to help with the household expenses.
Thanks to their efforts and their desire to get ahead, the coordinator of the community bank works selling second hand clothes such as pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, bed clothes, pajamas, and kids clothes. She works about 10 hours a day from her own home. The goal of this loan is to gain working capital to supply her store selling second hand clothes so that, in the near future, she will have a better income. The community bank Ríos de Agua Viva is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people who have scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have dignified work.

In this group: Fernanda Junieth, Teresa Belsayda, Jose Santos , Francis Marian, Maria Eugenia, Ayda Luz, Mellyin Elizabeth, Judith Elena, Lucila Nazareth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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