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A loan of $925 helped a member to buy soft drinks of different flavors and sizes, raw material for nacatamal [tamales].

Malinche Group's story

This is a group of small business owners, formed by three members who are entrepreneurs. One of them is Rosa, a married woman with three children. For the last 6 years she has sold nacatamales, soft drinks, and fruit drinks in her home. She has had 20 loan cycles; she began with a smaller amount at that time and has been diversifying her business little by little. She used to sell just nacatamales. She has been a client of the institution for 7 consecutive years.

She will invest this loan in buying soft drinks of different flavors and sizes, raw material for nacatamal [tamales] like pork, rice, corn, lime, firewood, twine, annatto, salt, and vegetables like peppers, onion, and tomato, etc.

María is 34 years old and her business is making and selling tortillas. Nester is 46 years old and his business is a refrigerator repair shop.

In this group: Nester Antonio, Rosa Amanda, Maria Del Rosario

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry

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