A loan of $425 helped to buy raw ingredients such as pork, banana leaves, rice, potatoes, achiote [annatto], corn, twine, salt, tomatoes, onions etc.

Fatima Isabel's story

33-year old Fátima is an entrepreneurial woman who has a partner and has 6 children under her care aged 16,15,14,13, 8 and 4 years. For 6 years she has had a business making and selling nacatamales [corn, meat and rice wrapped in a banana leaf]. She sells her nacatamales in her neighbourhood with help from her mother. She has been a customer of the institution for 5 years.

Fátima will use the loan to buy raw ingredients for the nacatamales such as banana leaves, potatoes, rice, achiote [annatto], corn, pork, twine, salt, tomatoes, onions, garlic etc. and firewood.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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