A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy ingredients to make food, such as corn, pork, potatoes, rice and chili.

Fe Y Esperanza Group's story

This group is composed of three hardworking members. One of them is Marisol, who is 47 years old and in a relationship. She runs a business making and selling nacatamales [a traditional dish similar to tamales]. She has been doing this for six years and her partner helps her to sell them.

Marisol has been a client of this institution for five years. She is requesting a loan to buy ingredients such as corn, firewood, pork, chagüite [banana leaves], potatoes, rice, chili, salt, chiltoma [sweet pepper], onions, tomatoes, garlic and achiote [a distinctly colored and flavored mainstay of Central American food].

Lucia, 43, owns a taxi and pays someone to drive it; and Bertha, 48, owns a grocery store.

In this group: Bertha Adilia, Marisol, Lucia Del Carmen

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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