A loan of $750 helped a member to buy tortillas, cheese, plantains, bananas, red meat, pork, chicken, tomato, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, bitter oranges, rice, beans, oil, firewood, and more.


Valentin Group's story

This group is made up of three plucky and enterprising women. Lidia is 25 years old and has a partner. For four years she has made a living selling "fritanga" (a local food dish) from her home. Lidia is applying for a loan in order to buy tortillas, cheese, plantains, bananas, red meat, pork, chicken, tomato, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, bitter oranges, rice, beans, oil, firewood, and more. Bertha is 28 years old and also sells "fritanga". Twenty-nine-year-old Luisa has a business selling clothes.

In this group: Lidia Petronila , Luisa Maria , Bertha Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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