A loan of $500 helped a member to buy low sandals, platform sandals, men's shoes, school shoes, etc., to sell.


M.l. Group's story

This group consists of three entrepreneurial members. One of the members is Patricia, a woman of 43. She is married and has two adult children. She has had her business, a shoe workshop, for five years. In addition, she sells sandals. She sells them in the towns of Diria and Diriomo and in the Palo Quemado region. She will invest the loan in the purchase of low sandals, platform sandals, men's shoes, school shoes, etc. Marta is 54 years old, and her business is selling "cosas de horno" [baked corn products] and nacatamales [a typical Nicaraguan dish]. Martha Lorena is 28, and her business is selling Avon cosmetics.

In this group: Martha Lorena, Patricia Del Socorro, Marta Lorena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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