A loan of $975 helped a member to buy ingredients to make tamales.


Noche Buena Group's story

The group is called Noche Buena and it is made up of four women who work in the following: María Efrocinia and Fabiola Patricia will invest in buying ingredients to make bread, Betzaida in buying and selling cattle, and Adelina, who sells tamales. Adelina is in a common law marriage with Alberto, with whom she has six children whom they are still raising and who are in school. The loan she asked for is to invest in buying ingredients such as: corn, oil, meat, raisins and more to make tamales. She has been doing this for a year and five months and it is going well for her, since she has improved her income a lot. She started this activity because she wanted to help her husband with the household income and get their little family ahead. Giving them what they need is the most important thing for her. What she wants the most from her activity is better income so she can save and buy pots to cook the tamales and give her customers a better service.

In this group: Maria Efrocinia, Fabiola Patricia, Betzaida, Adelina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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