Amigos y Hermanos de Nicaragua facilitated the formation of a women’s cooperative, Bakahno Pawanka (Multipurpose United Cooperative for Progress – Unidos para el Progreso) in 2008. The cooperative has 76 members. In addition, PMFN facilitated a grant of funds to help 39 members who have received loans of $100 to $200 from the cooperative. In addition to the loan program, the members of the cooperative benefit from training and education in a broad range of topics such as business administration, civil and human rights, health and domestic violence.