A loan of $1,125 helped a member buy a variety of products to also vary the food.

Grupo El Jardín Group's story

The members of the El Jardín group are Martha Eleonor T. M., Alba Julia T. M., and Luz Marina B. P.. They are from the Agua Zarca region.

Martha T. is the group coordinator. She makes various foods (typical dishes, among others) in her house. She makes the food in the afternoons to sell them in the evenings. A common tradition among Nicaraguans is to eat “Fritangas” (grilled food). She has worked at this activity for over eight years. She has not left the business. Even though she has had some low points, she has overcome them and gotten ahead.

At her 39 years of age she still feels willing to keep working. Working is the only way to feel young, useful, and full of life.

Alba Julia T. M. and Luz Marina B. P. are the other two members of the group. One makes corn tortillas and sells them in the mornings and the afternoons. The other sells natural health products like teas, among other things.

In this group: Martha Eleonor, Alba Julia, Luz Marina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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