A loan of $825 helped a member to buy used clothing (ponchos, women's and men's trousers, men's shirts, t-shirts, blouses, skirts), and raw materials for making tamales such as pork, banana leaves, string, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers, garlic, salt, annatto, rice, firewood, corn, lime, etc.


Mujeres Al Limite Group's story

This group is made up of four successful, entrepreneurial women. One of them is 46-year-old Sonia. Sonia lives with her partner and has five children who are 30, 27, 24, 19 and 11 years old. Her businesses are selling used clothing, slaughtering pigs, and making and selling tamales. She has been in business for 10 years. Sonia will use her loan to buy used clothing (ponchos, men's and women's trousers, men's shirts, t-shirts, blouses, skirts, etc.) She will also buy raw materials for preparing tamales such as pork, banana leaves, string, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, sweet pepper, garlic, salt, annatto, rice, firewood, corn, lime, etc.)

Luisa is 30 years old and her business is slaughtering pigs and selling cakes. Elba is 23 years old and her business is selling lunches, and preparing and selling tortillas. Juana is 23 years old and her business is selling fried food and new clothing.

In this group: Sonia Jeanett, Elba Luz , Juana Ines, Luisa Amanda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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