A loan of $2,150 helped a member to stock her business, where she sells products such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, soap, tiste (a cocoa flavored beverage), vegetables, eggs, and cream.


Las Almendras. Group's story

The communal association "Las Almendras" (The Almonds) consists of 9 members who are single mothers, responsible for 15 children among them. They are originally from the northern zone of the region. They are characterized by being hard-working and responsible, with the will for personal achievement. In their spare time, they like to enjoy the company of their families, and they prepare typical dishes such as "indio viejo" (a Nicaraguan corn stew) for them. Unfortunately, due to lack of economic resources, they were not able to go to school, since they were faced with the need to work from an early age.

Thanks to her effort and her will to advance, the coordinator of the association is Concepción. Her business is a little grocery store where she sells food and other items in small quantities, such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, soap, tiste (a cocoa flavored beverage), vegetables, eggs, and cream. She works in her business some 12 hours a day, offering her products. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business, so that in the not too distant future she can obtain better income.

In this group: Maria Luisa , Concepcion, Yadira Del Socorro, Maria Mercedes , Mariam Jeannette, Lucia Del Pilar, Mirna De Fatima , Maria Elena, Ivania De Jesus

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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