A loan of $700 helped a member bUYING BASIC GRAINS, MEAT, COOKING OIL, ETC., TO PREPARE MEALS TO SELL.


Tamara Group's story

The Tamara Group, composed of 3 hard-working, forceful and determined women, has worked with Kiva since its 1st loan cycle. The coordinator of the group is Mrs. María Francisca who, 3 years ago, began to make and sell ice cream, fermented maize drink, and Nicaraguan snacks in the evening, with the goal of advancing her son and progressing along with her husband, who works as a laborer at UNAN, the Autonomous National University of Nicaragua. With this loan she will invest in tacos, ice cream, chewing gum, fermented maize drink, cooking oil, etc., so that her business will continue to progress. Her companions in the group are Josefa Mercedes, who struggles shoulder to shoulder with her life companion who drives a taxi, while she sells fermented maize drink, ice cream, and chocolate-dipped bananas from her home; and Julia Marcelina, who sell Nacatamales, a typical local treat sold generally on weekends.

In this group: María Francisca , Josefa Mercedes, Julia Marcelina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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