A loan of $300 helped a member purchase pigs to sell the meat and nacatamales.

La Esperancita Group's story

Photo from left to right: María Antonia López Guevara, Susana Isabel González González e Isela del Carmen Chávez.

The group La Esperancita is native of the city of Masaya located in Las Conchitas. They equally have their own economic activities and depend completely on them. They are well known for this activity in their neighborhoods.

Doña María Antonia is dedicated to making and selling nacatamales (type of tamale). She makes them in her home and sells them in her area. She lives with her granddaughter. She has been a widow for various years and her business takes care of their expenses. She dreams of being able to improve her home so that when she is older she can feel more comfortable.

Susana is dedicated to butchering pork. She has many years' experience in this business. She has three small children who are school age. She is the group's coordinator. Her husband helps her with the bills. He works as a carpenter. She says that her business is for her and she buys what she wants for herself and her children. She dreams of improving her business and also improving the standard of living for her family.

Isela is an older woman with a family and two children. They study in the neighborhood school. They help her with the business raising and slaughtering pigs. Her business guarantees food for her family and it is because of this that she is a very important decisionmaker in her home.

In this group: Susana Isabel, Maria Antonia, Isela Del Carmen

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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