A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, legumes, and kitchen utensils.

Amigas Unidas Group's story

Nancy is a woman of 56, who still continues working tirelessly. It was her mother, who worked in the same trade, who taught her to prepare different foods.

Now she serves meals. She provides meals to workers in various factories. On the days the factories don't operate, she prepares fast food such as tamales, and stuffed potatoes, that she sells around the area where she lives. A lot of people buy from her, because they know how tasty her food is.

For some time, her work was a great help in supporting the household, as her husband didn't have a steady job. This way she was able to send her children to school, and improve her house.

The money from her loan really helps her buy the ingredients she needs, such as rice, noodles, and legumes; and this way she can save a little more.

She will use another portion of the loan to improve her kitchen utensils, to present a good appearance for her customers. In the future she would like to have a regular business in a nice, comfortable place, where she can sell the dishes she prepares.

Currently, she is the president of the "Amigas Unidas" communal bank. Nancy is wearing a red blouse.

In this group: Nancy, Brigitte Anahir, Melissa Anthuannett, Rosario Marina, Gabriel Simon, David Eduardo, Francisco Javier

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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