A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy pigs and ingredients for nacatamales.

Guard Barranco Group's story

The three members are enterprising micro-entrepreneurs. One of them is Sonia, 38. She's married and has two minor children. For five years her business has been butchering pigs and selling nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales]. She pays a worker to butcher the pigs. She has been with the institution for four consecutive years.

She's going to invest the loan in buying pigs and ingredients for nacatamales such as banana leaves, rice, vegetables, perishables, string, corn, pepper, onion, etc.

Sandra, 41, sells new clothing and Blanca, 33, has a grocery store in her home.

In this group: Sandra Yanet, Sonia Del Carmen, Blanca Azucena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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