A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy grains such as rice, beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, fire wood, soap, hace, and toilet paper.

Manantial El Desierto Group's story

This group is made up of 4 successful women entrepreneurs. One of them, María Auxiliadora, is a 48-year-old married woman. She has been operating a small grocery store from her house for 8 consecutive years and has been a member of instituation for 6 years.

With her last loan, she was able to buy products that she didn’t have before. These included cosmetics from different brands, such as Avon, Vogue, etc. She will invest this loan to buy grains like rice, beans, sugar, oil, beef, chicken, wood, soap, Ace detergente, toilet paper, etc.

Lucia is 29 years old and she sells Nicaraguan tamales; Fátima is 23 and owns a sewing workshop; and Carmen is 43 and she sells food.

In this group: María Auxiliadora, Lucia Del Carmen, Fatima, Carmen Maria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joel Saldana Perez

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