A loan of $350 helped a member to purchase supplies like corn and firewood.

Las Flores Group's story

Eyra Elizabeth is a merchant who lives in a barrio on the outskirts of the city of Pueblo Nuevo, about 45 kilometers from the city of Estelí. She lives in her own home along with her husband, who makes a living selling fresh pork and its derivatives, and their children, who are in elementary school. Eyra Elizabeth is a member of Las Flores loan group, and she makes a living making and selling corn tortillas. She makes between 200 and 250 tortillas a day and sells them herself out of her home to a regular customer base consisting of her neighbors. She works from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. every day, since tortillas are eaten on a daily basis. This is the main source of income for her family, and she assumes part of the household expenses, such as her children's education. She has dedicated herself to the tortilla business for 12 years, and she also makes other traditional foods like tamales, which she only makes on the weekends and are in high demand because of their great taste. A young member of this group is Elizabeth Del Socorro, who also makes and sells corn tortillas out of her home. The other member of the group is Ivania, who makes fruit ice creams, popsicles, and a banana ice cream dish covered with chocolate that is called choco banano. The three are requesting a loan to expand their businesses by purchasing more supplies and in this way increase their production and, in turn, their sales, since they have sufficient demand. In this way they will increase their income and the quality of life for their families.

In this group: Eyra Elizabeth, Elisabeth Del Socorro, Ivania De Jesus

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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