A loan of $775 helped a member working capital.

Manantial En El Desierto Group's story

María Auxiliadora R., Lucia del Carmen C. and Esperanza D. F. make up the Manantial en el Desierto Group. Señora R. is the coordinator of the group. She started making tortillas. She then sold them with cheese. She introduced soft drinks, fruit drinks, and basic grains until she established her sales business. She has worked with Adim for one year. She used her earnings to start raising pigs, goats, and chickens.

A year and a half ago Lucia del Carmen C. Aguilar started making and selling “atoll” (a rice drink), rice pudding, fruits drinks, and tacos. She was saving her earnings. She put her savings together with the loans from Adim, and she started to make “nacatamales” (a traditional Central American dish similar to a tamale) and to sell clothes and shoes.

Esperanza D. F. distributes butane gas and has a small bookstore.

In this group: María Auxiliadora , Lucia Del Carmen , Esperanza

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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