A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy pork, corn, firewood, tomatoes and potatoes.

Pio Xii Group's story

The Grupo Pio XII (Pius XII Group) is composed of four hardworking people. One of them is Zoila Luz who has been working for 12 years preparing and selling “nactamales”, a typical Nicaraguan dish made of maize and pork that she generally sells during the week-ends. She sells her products in one of the biggest markets of Managua, and she will use her loan purchase corn, firewood, pork etc.

The other members of the group are Melencia, who runs a “tortilleria” (tortillas bakery); Zenobia, who runs a general store and who has been selling enchiladas for 6 years, and Ignazio de Jesús, who has been selling bay leaves for 22 years.

In this group: Zoila, Melenciana, Zenobia, Ignacio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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