A loan of $1,625 helped a member purchase basic items such as rice, beans, sugar, cooking oil, beef, and chicken, as well as kitchen utensils such as skewers, ladles, frying pans, etc.


Nicole Group's story

This group consists of three entrepreneurial members, one of whom is Liliam, a 47-year-old married woman with three children. She has worked selling food from her home every day to people in her community for the past 10 years. She has been a member of this group for six consecutive years and the loans have served her well in order to maintain and improve her business.

She will invest this loan in the purchase of raw materials such as rice, sugar, beans, oil, beef, chicken, fish, salt, vegetables, green and ripe bananas, cream, butter, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, pepper, tortillas, firewood, etc. With the earnings she gained with her last loan, she was able to buy two large cooking pots.

The other members of the group are Flor, who is 33 years old and sells blood sausage, fried foods, and pork rinds from her home, and Rosa, who is 30 years old and who sells cooked beans, soda, and cheese.

In this group: Liliam Del Carmen , Flor De Liz , Rosa Angelica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox



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