A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy second hand clothes such as pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, bed clothes, pajamas, and kids clothes for her business.


Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The community bank Ríos de Agua Viva is comprised of 12 members, 11 women and 1 man. They are responsible mothers and fathers who have 15 children in their care. They are from Malpaisillo which is located in the western part of the country. They are hardworking, responsible people with a desire to succeed. In their spare time, they enjoy the company of their children. Unfortunately, they were not able to study and were obliged to work in order to help with the household expenses.

Thanks to their efforts and their desire to get ahead, the coordinator of the community bank, Ayda, works selling second hand clothes such as pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, bed clothes, pajamas, and kids clothes. She works about 10 hours a day selling her products. The goal of this loan is to gain working capital to supply her store with second hand clothes to sell so that, in the near future, she will have a better income. The community bank Ríos de Agua Viva is grateful for the help that the Kiva lenders offer to people who have scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so that they can have dignified work.

In this group: Fernanda Junieth, Teresa Belsayda, Jose Santos , Francis Marian, Maria Eugenia, Ayda Luz, Mellyin Elizabeth, Judith Elena, Tatiana Lisseth , Dora Elizabeth, Fabiola Gioconda , Mileydis Yessenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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