A loan of $2,325 helped a member to change the roof on her business, buy a stove, and buy products for the barber shop.


Torre Group's story

The Las Torres (The Towers) group is made up of three hard-working and enterprising people.

One of them is Martha Ercilia, age 46. She has a “fritanga”, a popular fried food restaurant. She also sells ice and firewood. She started this business by selling soup on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Then she started to make tacos, sliced plantains, and enchildadas, etc. In addition to that she has a barber shop that her son runs.

She will use the loan to make improvements to her business. She will mainly change the roof on her business, buy a stove, and buy products for the barber shop.

Martha has five children. Three of them are minors, ages 19, 16, and 3, and they go to school.

Her fellow group members are María, age 54,who sells typical Nicaraguan sweets and Cándido, who has been peddling sweets for 20 years.

In this group: María Elena, Cándido José, Martha Ercilia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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