A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy fruit and vegetables.

Pastorelas Group's story

The Pastorela group is made up of 5 hardworking and entrepreneurial women. One of those women is Milagros L., who started selling fruit and vegetables on the Tipitapa highway in Managua twenty years ago. Through the loans she has received, she has invested in other product lines, and now offers meat and bones for cooking, as well.

Rosa Elena Jiménez has a small, well stocked convenience store. She tends to the store every day from 6 in the morning until 9 at night. Additionally, on weekends she butchers pork and prepares sopa de mondongo, a traditional soup made of pork tripe.

Their colleague in the Pastorela group, Luisa Ernestina Uriba, has a small stand where she offers basic grains, sweets and bread; María Azucena M. has owned a small eatery for three years and for ten years Eufemia J. T. has been selling prepared food in her own small restaurant.

They hope that their businesses will continue their good progress during this new year, and that all of the group's members will remain healthy, which they consider the most important matter.

In this group: Milagros , Elena, Luisa Ernestina , María Azucena , Eufemia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Corcoran

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