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A loan of $850 helped a member to buy metal sheets, firewood, and corn.


Los Sanchez Group's story

This group is made up of three enterprising members. One of them is Mariana, 41. She's married and has three children, ages 19, 15, and 10.

Mariana's business for the last 10 years has been selling tortillas and cooked corn. She has two young women who help her make the tortillas. She sells her products in her community.

She's requesting the loan to invest in buying metal sheets, a load of firewood, bags of corn on the cob, and a quintal of corn.

Margarita, 29, has a grocery store. Elizabeth, 20, sells nacatamales [Nicaraguan-style tamales].

In this group: Mariana , Margarita Concepcion , Elizabeth De Los Angeles

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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