A loan of $925 helped a member to buy assorted clothing, corn, rice, banana leaves, spices, pork, etc.

Luz Y Salvacion Group's story

This group of micro-entrepreneurs is made up of four members. One of them is Esperanza who makes and sells Nicaraguan tamales (corn, meat and rice wrapped in a banana leaf) on weekends from her home. She also sells merchandise like assorted clothing, cosmetics, footwear, etc. She will use the loan to buy pork, rice, corn, spices, banana leaves, firewood, and assorted new clothing. Isabel has a sewing shop where she makes tailored and off-the-rack clothing. Francis works selling silver jewelry to public and private employees in various institutions in the capital and in her community. Yamileth de Rosario sells general merchandise like perfume, footwear, and men's and women's clothing.

In this group: Esperanza Del Socorro, Francis Milonga, Isabel Del Socorro, Yamileth Del Socorro

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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