Update on Zacapalco GroupSeñora Norma is 35 years old. She is married with two sons. The elder is attending secondary school, and the younger is two years old.
Norma sells tamales, bread and yogurt. She is requesting a loan to purchase flour, butter, sugar, yeast, corn, meat, and lard. She started her business four years ago. She signed on with a baker and saw how to prepare bread, and in this way she learned to bake bread and her mom taught her to make tamales. She enjoys baking bread and selling it. She sells her customers sweet bread, rolls, holiday bread with nuts and raisins, and tamales. Her business is important to her, because she gets income for her son who is attending school. She is proud of her business, which used to be a partnership, but the partners didn't work out, so she left the partnership and kept the business. Her dreams and hopes are to build some rooms for her sons, and to repair the bathroom. She also dreams and hopes for her sons to study and have a career.
The members of the group want to say to Kiva and Fundación Realidad, “we thank you for helping us with these loans, because they are helping us to move forward in life."
The photo was taken at Señora Verónica's business, which is a sweet stall.
La fotografía fue tomada en el negocio de la señora Verónica quien triene un puesto de dulces
Previous Loan DetailsThis solidarity Group is called Zacapalco. It is maD. up of Sra. Maria Emelia, who is going to buy flour, butter, vegetables, meat, chicken, curd, cheese, and cream; Sra. Verónica who is going to buy sweets; Sra. Norma who is going to buy corn, butter, leaves for tamales, meat, tomatoes, and gree... More from Zacapalco Group's previous loan »
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