A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy meat and bones.

Las Azucenas Group's story

The communal bank "Las Azucenas" is comprised of 6 hardworking and enterprising individuals. The coordinator for this group is María del Socorro, 24, who has had a business selling meat and bones with her sister for 5 years. She will invest this loan in meat, bones, and offal such as cow heart and liver. The other members of this group are Ana Maria, 39, who's had a business selling tortillas and firewood for 4 years, Consuelo, 56, who started out making tortillas and now sells rice pudding and caramel, Dielka, who sells nacatamales (traditional, large Nicaraguan tamales), Esmeralda, who makes tortillas, and Urania, who sells clothing.

In this group: María Del Socorro, Consuelo De Jesús, Ana María, Dielka María, Esmeralda Del Carmen, Urania Del Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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