A loan of $800 helped a member to buy live pigs, later butcher them and sell the meat in the market as a prime ingredient to make nacatamales (a traditional food made with rice, potatoes, achiote, vegetables and pork wrapped in banana leaves.

Las Divinas Group's story

This group is made up of five members, one of them is Teresa. She is 50 years old, married with two grown children. Her business for the past five years has been selling donuts, cakes and butchering pigs. Her husband and one of her children help her butcher the pigs. His loan will be used to purchase live pigs, in order to butcher them and use them as a prime ingredient in making nacatamales with rice, potatoes, achiote (a spice), vegetables, wrapped in banana leaves.
Erica is 23 years old, her business is buying and selling recyclable materials. Lesbia is 35 and she sells clothing. Meyling is 23 years old and sells shoes. Robert is 42 and his business is selling coffee.

In this group: Teresa De Jesus , Meyling Del Socorro, Lesbia De Jesus , Erica Isabel, Roberto Segundo
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