A loan of $1,300 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock their business through buying and selling grocery products like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, oil, juice, sodas, and matches.

G.s La Union Hace La Fuerza Group's story

The communal bank "La Unión hace la Fuerza" (Unity Makes Strength) is made up of four members- three women and one man. They are natives of the northern area of the country; this region is known for its production of dairy products like cheese, curd, and milk. They are characterized as being responsible and hardworking with a desire to get ahead. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources, this member was not able to study for a career and was obligated to work from an early age.

Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, Sixta is the coordinator. As her economic activity, she has a small grocery store in her home. This is a little store that sells grocery products in small quantities like rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, detergent, beans, oil, juice, sodas, and matches.

She works at her business 12 hours a day offering her products. The objective of the loan is to invest in working capital and stock her business with the purchase of food products, so that in the not-so-distant future, she can get better earnings.

La Unión hace la Fuerza is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders are offering to people with few resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have an honorable form of work.

In this group: Sixta Iremia, Josefa Del Carmen, Arnulfo Jose, Genoveva Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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