A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy corn flour, firewood, mineral lime, water, corn, beans, rice, sugar, soft drinks, chips, juices.

Nuevos Colorados Group's story

The “Nuevos Colorados” group is located in the Nuevos Colorados neighborhood of the city of Choluteca. There are three members, all of whom know each other very well. The following describes their different businesses:

Gustavo Adolfo sells grocery items. He gets up at 4:00AM because he has a corn mill that serves the whole neighborhood where he lives. His father depends on him and the two of them live together. He will use the loan to buy more inventory for his business so he can have a better income.

Carmen Jeaneth S. makes and sells tortillas. She sells them whole-sale and supplies most of the people in the neighborhood where she lives. She also makes bread and nacatamales [tamales wrapped in banana leaves]. Carmen has a one year-old child who depends on her and she works hard to help him get ahead and give him a better quality of life. She will use the loan to buy ingredients for making tortillas.

Lidia M. B. sells tortillas. She also makes bread and doughnuts two times per week. A 7 year-old girl and Lidia’s mother are dependent on her. She will use the loan to make the tortillas, bread, and doughnuts.

In this group: Gustavo Adolfo, Carmen Jeaneth, Lidia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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