A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase basic materials for floral arrangements like plastic, wires, and wax as well as basic materials to make chischil (traditional Nicaraguan rattle) such as palms, covers, wood, etc.


Patricio Solis Group's story

This group is made up of three enterprising members. One of them is Marisol, a 26 year old woman, who is in a long term relationship, and has two young children. Her business is selling artificial flowers, chischiles (Nicaraguan rattles) made of palm, and cleaning products such as detergent, bleach, soap, etc. She began this business 10 years ago and she makes her sales in the Granada market. She will invest this loan in the purchase basic materials for floral arrangements like plastic, wires, and wax as well as basic materials to make chischil (traditional Nicaraguan rattle) such as palms, covers, wood, etc. She also sells baking products, soap, bleach, etc.

Miriam is 45 years old and her business is making braided and beaded sandal straps. José is a 45 year old man whose business is producing handicrafts from palms.

In this group: Jose Domingo, Miriam Del Carmen , Marisol Del Socorro
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathryn Luehm



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