A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy a quinta (46 kg) of corn, onions, Para sweet peppers, garlic, pork lard, banana leaves, annatto, spearmint, firewood, etc.


La Paz Centro Group's story

The group consists of four hard working members and is coordinated by Anielca, 37 years old, married and mother of four children, but only three are dependent on her. She works making and selling products derived from corn such as nacatamales and tamales pisques (types of Nicaraguan tamales), and tortillas. She depends on her mother's help in preparing the product and the loan will be invested in the purchase of a quintal (46 kg) of corn, onion, sweet pepper, garlic, pork lard, banana leaves, annatto, spearmint, firewood, etc. With the loans, she managed to change a part of the roof of her house that had been deteriorating and with this achievement, her family benefited. The other members are Johana, a 30-year-old tomato vendor in the market in Granada for the last 3 years, Marta, 47 years old, who works making and selling tortillas and güirila (thick corn pancakes) in her home, and Wilber, a 30-year-old farmer. The loan is to purchase urea, pumpkin seeds, and corn seeds. The members have been an example of self-improvement during the three loan cycles they have received with this institution.

In this group: Anielca Auxiliadora, Marta Lorena , Wilbert Ernesto , Johana Fabiola
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris



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