A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy rice, beans, sugar, oil, laundry soap, bath soap, and other products.


Manantial En El Desierto Group's story

This group consists of four enterprising members. María Auxiliadora has a convenience store. She previously had a business making tortillas at home. Over time, she built up her savings until she had enough money to open a convenience store in her home. Her loan will be used to buy basic grains such as rice, as well as oil, beans, and sugar. She also wants to diversify her products by purchasing cosmetics, clothing, shoes, and other items.


The other members are as follows:
• Carmen María has a small kiosk at a market located in the capital where she sells fast food, hot dogs, pizza, and natural soft drinks.
• Lucia del Carmen sells Nicaraguan tamales and butchered pigs.
• Fátima Arelis has a small sewing workshop, but she also provides transportation services to elementary school students.

In this group: María Auxiliadora, Lucia Del Carmen, Fatima, Carmen Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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