A loan of $850 helped a member to invest in the purchase of corn, cheese, firewood, corn flour, salt, etc.

Gonzalo Martinez Group's story

This group is made up of three enterprising members. One of them is Yessenia, a single 30-year-old woman. For twenty years, she has made and sold baked goods like viejitas and rosquillas [savory treats made with corn and cheese], which she sells both at home and on the street. She will invest the loan in the purchase of corn, corn flour, firewood, cheese, salt, etc.

Juana is 51 years old and her business is an embroidery workshop. Marta is 43 years old, and her business is making and selling yoltamal [a tamale made with fresh corn], güirilas [toasted corn patties], rosquillas, etc.

In this group: Yessenia Isabel, Juana Del Rosario, Marta Adilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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