A loan of $925 helped a member to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, etc.

Rosa Del Carmen's Group's story

The micro-entrepreneur group is made up of three members. One of them is María Auxiliadora, 45. She's married and has had a business selling food and soda for more than 10 years. She sells in a tourist area near her town. She has two well-known workers from the area.

She's going to invest the loan in buying staples such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, vegetables, firewood, etc.

Alba Luz, 46, who has a craft workshop, will invest the loan in clay and firewood. Rosa del Carmen sells "nacatamales" [Nicaraguan tamales] in her home on the weekend.

In this group: Rosa Del Carmen, Maria Auxiliadora, Alba Luz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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