A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, cases of soap, toothpaste, dishwashing soap, shampoo, and other products.


Bandera De España Group's story

The solidarity group “Bandera de España” (Banner of Spain) consists of six enterprising members. The group coordinator is Sra. Marcela. She is 21 years old, married, and the mother of a three-year-old son. Marcela wants to improve her son’s quality of life by providing him better living conditions. She is the owner of a store that she operates with the help of her husband. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy staple products such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, cases of soap, toothpaste, dishwashing soap, shampoo, and other items. Her previous loan allowed her to sell products that she wasn’t able to before, which helped to increase her business.

The other members are as follows:
• Sra. Jessenia is 24 years old and works as a fruit merchant. Her main customers are from the capital. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy nance fruit, hog plums, Spanish limes, and other products.
• Sra. Janet is 49 years old and sells cocktails along the main roads in Granada, Masaya, and Catarina.
• Sra. Perla is 27 years old. She works as a fruit and vegetable merchant. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy pumpkins, chayote squash, nance fruit, Spanish limes, hog plums, and other products.
• Sr. Elmer is 34 years old. He manufactures and sells baskets in the capital.
• Sra. Reyna is 28 years old. She has been selling fruits and vegetables in her town for two years. Her loan will be invested in mangos, Spanish limes, nance fruit, and other products.

In this group: Marcela Judith, Jessenia Del Socorro, Perla Esmeralda, Elmer Jose , Reyna Isabel, Janet Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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