A loan of $375 helped a member meat, basic grains, oil, and bananas, etc.

La Oportunidad Group's story

The La Oportunidad group is comprised of three hard-working women from Masaya, the cradle of Nicaraguan folklore.

Wendy Gutierres Vilchez is the coordinator. In 2007 she started selling tacos, enchiladas, and fried plantain slices with cheese. As the business was growing she invested in other products like meat and chicken. She even set up a small “fritanga”.

A “fritanga” is a Nicaraguan restaurant, which is popular due to its excellence. It consists of selling fried food, which is prepared to put on the grill. It is generally bought for dinner.

Silvia Elena C., a colleague in the group, has had a meat grinding business since 1980. She has worked in this business for a great part of her life. María Eugenia C., another colleague, has been distributing Avon and Zelsa products and clothes for four years.

In this group: Wendy, María Eugenia, Silvia Elena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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