A loan of $3,675 helped a member o purchase a steamer and the other necessary items to make tamales.


San Sebastian Group's story

San Sebastian is a solidarity group that is on its second loan. Their name comes from the name of the neighborhood where most of them live.

Modesta is a 32-year-old woman who is in a common law marriage and has three children (two girls and one boy), all of whom are minors and are in school. Her husband is a carpenter and he has always supported her with her loan. Modesta earns a living by selling snacks from home. She has had the business for two years and it is going very well.

At this time she is thinking of selling tamales as she is going to stop selling bollos [a type of bread roll] and mangonadas [mango ice drink]. This loan will help her to purchase a steamer and the other necessary items to make tamales.

In this group: Beatriz Alejandra, Elba Marisela, Felipa , Modesta , Norma Hermelinda , Olga *, Yadira Michelai
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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