A loan of $675 helped a member to buy oranges and mandarins.

G.s. Manos Unidas Group's story

Flor de Maria sells nacatamales (Nicaraguan steamed corncakes) and baked goods. She is married and has two children, ages four and nine. She considers that her biggest problem has been her children's respiratory illnesses. In the future he wants to raise pigs and sell the meat, and continue with the nacatamales. So she wishes to buy some pigs.

María del Rosario is a new group member. She is 48, married, and has three children, ages 12, 16 and 22. She has been selling fruits and vegetables in the street for five years. She wants the loan to buy oranges and mandarins to sell in the market.

In this group: Flor De Maria, Marta Lizette, Maria Del Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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