A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase basic ingredients such as corn, unrefined whole cane sugar, sugar, firewood, lime powder, plantain leaves, etc.


Berlin Group's story

José is a successful micro entrepreneur. He is 38 years old and he is married. He sells products made with corn, mainly tamales pisques (with a bean filling) and stuffed tamales. He has two children, ages 19 and 15, who help him to prepare and sell his products in the area and in the neighboring communities.

With this loan, he will invest in the purchase of basic ingredients such as corn, unrefined whole cane sugar, cinnamon, firewood, lime powder, plantain leaves, etc.

Other members are Julio, age 52, who has a small grocery store in his home, and Señora Emma, age 28, who sells tamales and has a mini store in her home, where she sells basic staple foods.

In this group: Emma Del Socorro , Julio Cesar , Jose Luis
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan



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