A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase sandals.


Pitaya Group's story

The Pitahaya group is made up of three hardworking women from Masaya, city of flowers and Nicaraguan folklore. The group coordinator is Mrs. Antonia M., who is 43. She raises farm animals such as pelibuey sheep, cows, pigs and chickens with the help of one of her children and a grandson. She is planning on investing the loan in sandals to diversify her business.

One of the members is Jeissel B. Carballo, 29, who for the last three years has worked selling Avon products. She has been recognized for her catalog sales. She wants to improve her business with the loan and fill her orders. Auxiliadora Mejía has had a small store for ten years where she sells bread, soft drinks, and ice cream. She distributes basic grains, meat, and notebooks, among other products.

In this group: Antonia, María , Jeissel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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