A loan of $1,050 helped a member to purchase raw materials such as flour, oil, firewood, bags, wrapping paper, plastic cups, sugar, cinnamon etc.


Santa Martha Group's story

This group is formed by three enterprising women born in the cradle of Nicaraguan folklore. One of them is Jazmina, a 33 year-old woman who has four young children. For the past 20 years she has earned a living selling a pastry called "hojuelas" in parks and markets in her city.

She has been a client of the institution for 6 years now because she has been responsible and reliable in her payments. She will use the loan to purchase raw material like flour, oil, firewood, bags, wrapping paper, plastic cups, sugar, cinnamon etc.

Maria is 34 years of age and sells "hojuelas". Lydia is 38 years old and sells textile handicrafts such as men's shirts, woven cotton shirts, aprons, and traditional clothing etc.

In this group: Lidia De Los Angeles, Maria Antonia, Jazmina Del Socorro

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras



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