A loan of $3,150 helped a member to stock her store.


El Mana Group's story

The “El Mana” association is made up of 11 members, 10 ladies and one gentleman; responsible mothers and fathers with 15 children to care for. They are from the northern area of the country and are known for being hardworking and responsible with a desire to personally succeed. Unfortunately they were not able to study for careers because they needed to go to work at a young age to help with the household expenses. Currently they are working hard to provide a better future for their children.

Thanks to her efforts and desire to get ahead, Maria has a small store where she sells foodstuff such as rice, beans, sugar, firewood, bread, detergent, juices, and soft drinks. She works in her business, set up in her home, for 12 hours a day. She will use the money from this loan to stock her store and buy and sell food so that she will be able to obtain greater earnings in the near future.

The “El Mana” communal association is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders provide to people of limited resources in poor countries such as Nicaragua, so that they can have a dignified source of work.

In this group: Aleyda , Yolanda , Yarleni Del Socorro, Maria Del Rosario, Angela , Osmany Grabiel, Alicia Del Carmen, Elsa, Feliciana, Thelma , Mary Cela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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