A loan of $2,100 helped a member to buy Avon cosmetics and raw materials like banana leaves, pork, potatoes, rice, spices, and firewood, etc. to make nacatamales.


Francis Group's story

They are four enterprising small business people like Francis Carolina. She sells Avon cosmetics. She started doing this two years ago, and she also sells ‘nacatamales’ [made from corn meal and stuffed with rice, meat, potatoes, olives, capers, and other ingredients, and wrapped in banana leaves]. To this day she has both of these business activities. She will use the loan to buy Avon cosmetics and raw materials to make nacatamales. She will buy things like banana leaves, pork, potatoes, rice, spices, and firewood, etc. Francisco has a business selling used clothes at a market in the capital. Margarita sells soup and cooked beans on the week-ends. Fanny sells hardware items.

In this group: Francis Carolina, Francisco Jose, Margarita Concepcion, Fanny Carolina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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