A loan of $1,550 helped a member to invest in working capital and stock up her business by buying merchandise, such as clothes, shoes, trousers, skirts, dresses, shirts, sandals and children's clothing.

Mujeres De Fortaleza Group's story

The "Mujeres de Fortaleza" communal bank is made up of eight responsible women, with a total of fifteen children under their responsibility. The members are all from Leon, in the west of the country and are all hard-working, responsible and have a desire to do better than ever before. In their free time, the members of the communal bank like to spend time in the company of their children. Unfortunately, due to a lack of money, the members were not able to study at university. They are now fighting every day in order to give their children a better future.

Thanks to her efforts and her desire to get ahead, Petrona is the coordinator of this group. She makes a living selling merchandise - clothes, shoes, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, shirts, sandals and children's clothes. She works some ten hours every day selling her products. The aim for this loan is to invest it in working capital and to stock up her business of buying and selling merchandise. With it, in the not-too-distant future, Petrona hopes to earn a higher income. The "Mujeres de Fortaleza" group thanks Kiva investors for the help they are providing to poor countries like Nicaragua and for helping poor people to have a decent job.

In this group: Dinora Corina, Petrona, Rosa Estela , Meydin Patricia, Juana Dionisia, Mirna De Los Angeles, Ivania Del Socorro, Aleyda Francisca
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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