A loan of $2,700 helped a member to invest in her store by buying edible products such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, detergent, juice, and sodas.

Las Marias Group's story

Las Marías Communal Bank is made up of nine members, eight women and one man who are responsible mothers and fathers with fifteen children in their care. They enjoy spending their free time with their children. These people are from El Sauce, located in the northern part of the country, and are known as hardworking and responsible people who want to improve themselves. Unfortunately they were unable to go to school because they lacked the financial resources.

Julia's the coordinator of the group thanks to her effort. Her economic activity is a "pulpería" located in her home. A pulpería is a small store that sells food such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, coffee, detergent, juice, and soda. She works about 10 hours a day at her job so she can earn better income in the near future.

Las Marías Communal Bank is grateful for the help that Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries like Nicaragua so they have a means to a decent job.

In this group: Maria Angelica , Jose Maria , Maria Maribel , Julia , Alma Lizeth, Maria Inez, Mauda Jose, Meyling Mercedes , Damaris De La Concepcion
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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