A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy corn, cacao, etc.

Cristina Group's story

The Cristina group is made up of five hard-working women: Miriam Cristina, Johana Liseth, María Cristina, Yamileth and Martha Ligia. The group's coordinator is Miriam Cristina who sells tiste and pozol (both types of drink) and stuffed tamales. She has been in this business for 15 years. She started out selling just a few tamales and gradually grew the business. She has five children, four of whom are grown up.

The other members of the group are Johana Liseth, who has been selling meals such as pork with cassava, chicken and roast meat for seven years; María Cristina, who has been selling clothes for eight years; 38 year-old Yamileth, who has owned a small grocery store for five years, and Martha Ligia who has owned a grocery store for ten years.

In this group: Miriam Cristina, María Cristina, Martha Ligia, Yamileth, Johana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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