A loan of $850 helped a member purchase corn & other ingredients.

Filipense Group's story

The Filipense Group consists of three hardworking and determined women. One of them is Karla Patricia R. R. who sells tortillas and nacatamales. She learned this business from an aunt who helps her. Karla has three children (ages 14, 13, and 6) who also help with the business. She will invest her loan in supplies such as corn and other ingredients used in making nacatamales.

Her fellow group members include Damaris del Carmen Joaquín M. who sews and also sells ice cream, soft drinks, clothing, and slippers. Reyna Isabel A. sells soft drinks, ice cream, and “repochetas” (Nicaraguan appetizers similar to quesadillas).

In this group: Karla Patricia, Damaris Del Carmen, Reyna Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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