A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase materials for her business, including corn, sugar, wood, leaves, plastic bags, etc.


Chiltoma Group's story

The Chiltoma group is made up of three successful, entrepreneurial women, one of whom is María Elena. María Elena is 48 years old and makes a living selling corn-based foods and chickens. She prepares her food dishes in her home and then sells them in the market in Masaya. María Elena has been a member of the community bank for two years and has been working at her business for one year.

With the support from this loan, María Elena plans to purchase input materials for making and packaging her corn-based dishes, including: corn, sugar, wood, leaves, plastic bags, etc. The other two groups members are Teresa, who is 42 years old and makes a living selling starch, and Verónica, who is 38 years old and makes a living selling corn-based nacatamales.

In this group: María, Veronica, Teresa Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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