El Polvorin Group
Update on El Polvorin GroupJoaquín is 35 years old and he is a baker. He has had his bakery for seven years. He and his wife started this business since his in-laws taught him how to make bread. He makes different breads like egg bread, butter bread, concha (shell shaped) bread, cream bread and more. Juaco, as he is known in his community, is asking for a loan to purchase eggs, milk, sugar, butter and more ingredients for making bread because he sells it every day in his community. He buys his supplies in the city of Zitacuaro at different stores that offer good prices so that he doesn’t lose money and keeps some profits. Joaquín says that one of the challenges he faces is that he does not have a location where he can sell his bread or a vehicle for transporting the products every day. He says that the loan will benefit him a lot because he can buy the things necessary for making the bread and then, obtain a better quality of life for his children. His goal is to have a business location where he can sell his hot bread right from the oven and he won’t have go around the homes. Perhaps he can give employment to people in his community. The other members in the group are Catalina, Maricela, Guadalupe, Maria Victoria, Diana, Rosa Maria, Maria Isabel, Ygnacia, Isabel Medina y Maribel. They will invest their loans in fruits and vegetables, antojitos (Mexican street snacks), materials for handicraft embroidery, catalog clothing, silverware and sweets.
Previous Loan DetailsReyna is 30 years old. In the locality where she lives avocadoes grow profusely. She’s married and her husband’s a day laborer. They have a daughter who is in elementary school. Reyna belongs to a credit group called “El Polvorín” (Powder Keg). She comments that they chose that name beca... More from El Polvorin Group's previous loan »
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