A loan of $450 helped a member to buy sugar, plastic bags, wooden sticks and flavors.

Las Flores 02 Group's story

The Las Flores Group is made up of three women who live in the Nueva Esperanza neighborhood in the city of Pueblo Nuevo which is 60 km north of Carbeceria Esteli.
Each one of the members has experience in their business since they have done this work for more than three years and are very well known in the neighborhood.

The members are Eyra Elizabeth who is married and has two sons. She makes and sells corn tortillas and on weekends she sells nacatamales.
Elisabeth del Socorro is married and has one son, also sells tortillas on a daily basis as well as corn flour.
Ivana is single with no children and sells ice cream. She has different ice cream flavors as well as "cocho bananos" and flavored soft drinks. They women are seeking loans to buy corn and ingredients to increase the products that they sell.

Ivana works daily preparing the ice water which she sells in bags. She also makes the "cocho bananos" which are frozen bananas covered in chocolate.
She also sells the famous soft drinks which are frozen soft drinks sold in small bags. There are different flavors. These are products for daily consumption and the demand comes from students in schools as well as other people living in the neighborhood.
Ivana is well known for the product she offers and has a stable demand. Also on weekends she sells merchandise in the neighboring communities and in the city of Pueblo Nuevo.
Eyra makes corn tortillas seven days a week and she sells them to the neighbors who work outside and on weekends she makes and sells nacatamales and the same neighbors buy them.
Elisabeth also makes tortillas and sells them in the same neighborhoods. She also buys and sells corn flour since it is a big basic staple in high demand.
This group hopes that with this loan they will be able to have higher production and will be able to improve their sales and increase their income. They are positive about their loan being approved and that they can continue improving their products and their lives

In this group: Eyra Elizabeth, Elisabeth Del Socorro, Ivania De Jesus

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten

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