A loan of $700 helped a member to buy ingredients for nacatamales.

Dulce Claridad Group's story

This group is made up of three enterprising members. One of them is Anita, a micro-entrepreneur. Her business is making and selling nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales] in her community. She also has sold ice, repochetas [filled corn tortillas], and ice cream for two years. She's 61 years old and married.

She'll invest this loan in ingredients to make nacatamales: pork, banana leaves, rice, achiote, salt, tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, Seville oranges, potatoes, bacon, etc.

Martha, 32, sells bread, and Daysi, 52, makes and sells churritos [fried pastry filled with cheese].

In this group: Anita Petrona, Martha Lorena, Daysi Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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