A loan of $1,475 helped a member for pork, corn, firewood, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.

Pio Xii Group's story

The Pio XII (Pius XII) group has five members. One of them is Zoila R., 51, who sells nacatamales, a typical dish made from dough stuffed with pork that is usually consumed on weekends.

She will use the loan to buy pork and to stock her small snack sales business.

The other group members are: Melenciana Gaitán who sells tortillas, snacks and yoghurt snacks, Sara M. who has a grocery store, Zenovia M. who has had a modest sale for the last four years, and Ignacio de Jesús J. who makes leaves for different kinds of tamales.

In this group: Zoila, Melenciana, Zenobia, Sara, Ignacio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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