A loan of $550 helped a member to buy large cans of milk, as well as perishable goods such as squash, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, chayote, cassava, gourds, and other items.


Sin Bandera Group's story

This group consists of three successful and enterprising members. One of them is Marlene, a businesswoman who sells milk and perishable goods. She sells her products from her home and at the market in her town. Marlene has been in business for several years. She is 42 years old and married. Her loan will be invested in large cans of milk, as well as perishable goods such as squash, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, chayote, cassava, gourds, and other items. Marlene manages her business because of her customers.

Jose is 41 years old and works as a farmer. He also sells firewood. Justa is a 41-year-old woman who has a business in which she makes and sells “tamales piques” (tamales that have a bean filling) and “tamales rellenos” (tamales stuffed with various fillings).

In this group: Marlene Del Carmen , Jose Esteban , Justa Pastora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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