A loan of $3,450 helped a member to invest in working capital and supply the business which buys and sells groceries such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, tiste, juices, carbonated beverages, and detergent.


Las Ovejas De Cristo Group's story

The communal bank, Las Ovejas de Cristo (Christ's Sheep) is made up of nine members, eight women and one man. They are mothers and a father who are responsible for fifteen children. They are from Malpaisillo which is located in the western part of the country. They are characterized as being responsible, hard workers, who want to improve their personal situation. Thanks to her efforts and desire to get ahead, the coordinator is Claudia. Unfortunately, she was not able to pursue a career for lack of financial resources, but she fights day-to-day to provide a better future for her children. She has a small store where she sells groceries in small quantities such as rice, beans, sugar, milk, bread, eggs, tiste (local beverage), juice, carbonated beverages, and detergent. She works 12 hours a day at her store selling her products. The purpose of the loan is to invest in working capital and the business by buying and selling groceries so that in the near future she might increase her income. Las Ovejas de Cristo appreciates the help that Kiva investors are providing to people with scarce financial means in poor countries like Nicaragua, allowing them to work in a dignified way.

In this group: Claudia Vaenessa, Reyna Elizabeth, Constancia Amparo, Mercedes, Jorge Andres, Vilma Esperanza, Veronica Ernestina , Lyllian , Maria Lucrecia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer marcia margolis



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