A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy raw materials, such as pork, banana leaves, yucca, sweet peppers, etc to make nacatamales and soup.


Rosa De Saron Group's story

This group comprises four members, who are all enterprising women. Ana del Socorro has been a member for the past 10 years. She sells nacatamales (Nicaraguan tamales) and soup at the weekends from her home and as a mobile vendor. She is a single mother.

She will invest the loan to buy raw materials, such as pork, banana leaves, vegetables, rice and perishable goods to make nacatamales, and items such as beef bones, and vegetables like yucca, sweet peppers, sweet onion, chayote, cilantro and salt, etc. to make soup. Ivania sells food and soup at the weekends at her home. María sells enchiladas and Dora has a grocery store at her house.

In this group: Ana, Ivania, Maria De La Cruz , Dora Antonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey



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