A loan of $850 helped a member to buy soft drinks, fish, flour, eggs, firewood, corn, clothes, oil, butter, potatoes, chicken, tomatoes, cabbage, onion, cheese, sugar and 'cuajada'.

Arca De Noe Group's story

The 'Arca de Noe' (Noah's Ark) group is made up of three women and is located in the village of Fray Lazaro. Below we detail the women's different business activities:

Diana Patricia S. is 40 years old. She is married and has four children. Her husband helps her financially. Diana sells fish and soft drinks. On weekends she sells sweet treats from her home. She will use her loan to buy fish and soft drinks.

Tedis Estela R. O. is 22 years old. She is single and has one daughter. Tedis sells new clothes. She also sells sweet treats. She will use her loan to buy pants, blouses and two packs of corn flour to make her sweet treats.

Mayra Jacquelin R. is 29 years old. She has three children and she makes and sells 'rosquillas' (a type of doughnut), bread, tamales and 'pastelitos' (pastries made from puff pastry with a sweet or savory filling). She will use her loan to buy corn, firewood, 'cuajada' (a compact cheese-like product), cheese, butter and sugar.

The group are very friendly and very united and they have a great desire to get ahead.

In this group: Tedis Estela, Mayra Jacquelin, Diana Patricia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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