A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy ingredients for tamales.

Pio Xii Group's story

This group is made up of five entrepreneurs. One of them is Zoila, 54. She's married and has one child. For ten years she has made a living making and selling nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales], which she sells on order because she's well recognized in the city of Masaya. She has two salaried employees who work in her home. She has been a client of the institution for four years and has acquired twelve loans, which she pays back in due time and form.

She'll invest the loan in buying ingredients such as pork, banana leaves, string, rice, peppers, onions, tomatoes, salt, corn, lime, potatoes, etc.

Zenobia, 45, has a grocery store in her home. Melenciana, 59, sells tortillas and "frito de cerdo" [fried pork dish]. Ignacio, 59, sells banana leaves for making nacatamales. Humberto, 47, has a bakery.

In this group: Zoila, Melenciana, Zenobia, Ignacio, Humberto Domingo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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