A loan of $1,075 helped a member for corn, milk, candy, sugar, cocoa, pork, etc.

La Familia Group's story

The La Familia (The Family) group has three hard working members. One of them is Dolores del Pilar, 34, who has made beverages, sweets and typical dishes like pinol (corn based drink), cajeta (caramel), and nacatamales (typical Nicaraguan tamales popular as weekend fare) for the last six years. She dreams with improving her business and growing.

The other group members are: Rosa who has a small sales operation that she started with soft drinks and Lorenza M. who has sold newspaper, fruit drinks, blanco (a sweet) and ice cream for the last 13 years.

In this group: Dolores, Lorenza, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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