A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy pigs and raw materials for tamales.


Pio Xii Group's story

This is a group of four enterprising members. Zoila’s business is buying and selling pigs. She also butchers them and makes nacatamales [Nicaraguan style tamales], an activity she’s been in for ten years. She starts out making pork nacatamales. The meat costs her less if she butchers the pigs herself which is an opportunity for her to increase profits.

She will use the loan to buy live pigs and raw materials like leaves, rice, potatoes, perishables, spices, etc. to make nacatamales.

Melenciana makes and sells tortillas at home, Zenobia has a grocery store at home and sells enchiladas and Ignacio sells banana leaves to make nacatamales.

In this group: Zoila, Melenciana, Zenobia, Ignacio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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