A loan of $4,200 helped a member to have working capital to stock her store with consumable products such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, eggs, cheese, and tiste [a Nicaraguan drink].


Jehova Es Mi Pastor Group's story

The communal association Jehová es mi pastor (Jehovah Is My Shepherd) is made up of 12 members (11 women and 1 man) who are parents with 22 children under their responsibility. They are hardworking and responsible, and they have a strong desire for self-improvement. In their free time they enjoy family activities and they make typical dishes such as nacatamales (Nicaraguan tamales). Unfortunately, because of a lack of economic resources, they weren’t able to get a college degree and had to start working at a young age.

Thanks to her effort and her desire to get ahead, the coordinator of the communal association is Audeli; she makes her living with a pulpería [grocery store], a small store that sells consumable products in small quantities such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, eggs, cheese, and tiste [a Nicaraguan drink]. She works 12 hours per day in her business offering her products; she runs the business out of her house. The objective of the loan is as a working capital loan to stock her store with consumable products so that she might have more income in the not-too-far future.

In this group: Reyna Maaria , Esperanza , Pascual Arnulfo , Vilma Isabel, Maria Teresa, Aurelia Maria , Audelis Del Carmen , Dora Del Carmen, Alejandra Catalina , Maria Amparo, Justina Estela, Juana Francisca

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Philip Hess



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