A loan of $975 helped a member to invest in working capital and to stock up her handicraft business by purchasing vases, clay cottages, kitchen sets, pots, money boxes, clay jars, hanging decorations and bells.


G.s. Manos Unidas Group's story

The communal bank "Manos Unidas" (United Hands) is made up of three members. They are responsible mothers and fathers with five children in their care. They are natives of Sauce, which is located in the country's northern zone. EL Sauce is known for being a dairy-producing zone. The members of this communal bank are known for being hard-working and responsible with great desires to better their situations. They are currently working hard to offer their young children a better future through education, which they, unfortunately, weren't able to have due to a lack of financial resources. The coordinator of the bank is Jaqueline, and her business is selling handicrafts as a street vendor. She sells clay decorations, clay cottages, kitchen sets, money boxes, clay jars, hanging decorations and bells. She works about ten hours a day selling her products. Her objective with the loan is to invest in working capital- buying and selling handicrafts- so that in the near future she can earn a better income. The communal bank "Manos Unidas" is grateful for the help the Kiva lenders are offering to low-income people in poor countries, like Nicaragua, so they can earn a dignified living.

In this group: Saul Del Carmen, Angela Maria, Jaqueline De Los Angeles
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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