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Epifania M. S. supports her four children and two grandchildren with her bakery stand in Mojarra, where she sells bread, pastries, and cakes as well as margarine, salt, vinegar, and flour. Epifania will use her loan to build a permanent structure next to her home to house her growing business. She would also like to expand to offer ham and chloride tablets for water purification. Epifania hopes that the sucess of her business can give her children Marilin (24), Junior (22), Guillermos (22), Rafelina (20), and her grandchildren Wilbur (2), and Wilbanias (5 months) the chance to have the education she never could.

Note: Epifania is one of five microentrepreneurs in her Bank of Hope solidarity group, all of whom have gone through Esperanza's business training courses. Each of the five members will receive a share of this $650 loan for their respective businesses and will be accountable to each other for repaying their share of this loan together. This group-lending method strengthens social ties in the community and helps ensure that members cooperate to help one another repay their loans and invest wisely in their businesses and families.

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  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 1
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  • $8,275,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Epifania storefront construction.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2007
Jul 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2008