A loan of $1,750 helped a member to buy banana leaves, cords, corn, pork, potatoes, natural colouring, bitter oranges, rice, sweet peppers, onion, and cosmetics, such as colognes, perfumes, creams, lotions, make-up, nail varnish, lipstick, and more.


Francis Group's story

This group is made up of three business owners. One is 36-year-old Francis. She has a partner and two children and has had a business selling cosmetics in her local area for three years. Francis also sells "nacatamales" (a typical Nicaraguan dish) from her home. Francis has been with the communal bank for five years and is applying for another loan in order to buy supplies for preparing the "nacatamales". She will buy banana leaves, cords, corn, pork, potatoes, natural colouring, bitter oranges, rice, sweet peppers, onion, and cosmetics, such as colognes, perfumes, creams, lotions, make-up, nail varnish, lipstick, and more. Margarita is 66 years old and sells soup and cooked beans. Francisco is 56 years old and has a business selling used clothes.

In this group: Francis Carolina, Margarita Concepcion, Francisco Jose
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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