A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy food products such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, soap, milk, bread, cuajadas, matches, ice cubes, tiste and chicha [typical drinks].

Nuestra Esperanza Group's story

The communal bank Nuestra Esperanza [Our Hope] is made of ten members of the same community. They are hard-working, responsible people who have dreams and goals to reach in their personal lives as well as the workplace.

The Nuestra Esperanza members are engaged in different economic activities that are the means of subsistence for them and their children, to support and offer the children oportunities to study, despite the adversities and sacrifices encountered day by day.

Zayda is the coordinator. Thanks to her efforts and desire to get ahead, she has a small general store in her home, where she sells food products in small quantities, such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, soap, milk, bread, cuajadas [milk curd], matches, ice cubes, tiste and chicha [typical drinks].

She works about twelve hours per day. She gets up at 5am to receive her clients. A lot of her time is required by the store, in order to keep her clients and stock the products in demand. She closes 9 pm, seven days a week. In this way, she has been able to raise her children and to earn her daily bread through decent work. She has set many goals for herself, such as to finish her house, and to prepare her children to follow professional careers.

The communal bank Nuestra Esperanza is thankful to the Kiva lenders for the assistance offered to bring a better future to countries of scarce economic resources, such as Nicaragua.

In this group: Yadira Antonia, Juana Epifania, Francisca Milagros, Angela Del Socorro, Martha Lorena, Martha Lorena, Zayda Del Socorro, Maria Eufemia, Maryuris Edith, Silvia Lorena

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