Total loan: $625

Dios Nos Bendice Group

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A loan helped to buy flour and sugar.

Dios Nos Bendice Group's story

Aquilina, 55, is the single mother of four children. As a young woman she worked on the farms taking care of the seasonal laborers on coffee plantations which allowed her to save to buy her house, and she bought also her own machine and a neighbor taught her the trade.

Later she began the business that she now keeps, which is a small bakery, by taking loans approximately eight years ago and then stayed working within the modality of solidarity groups in FUNDENUSE. She works baking an arroba [approx. 25 lbs] of pan dulce every other Saturday, and on the intervening Saturdays she makes rosquillas for which she uses a half arroba. She sells her products locally as she has steady clients and practically what she bakes is on order.

She has other income that helps her with the household expenses, she takes care of a house for a relative who is abroad and helps her financially. For the future, she plans to build a bigger oven.

Aquilina is applying for this Kiva loan through Fundenuse to buy flour and sugar. She belongs to the Dios Nos Bendice communal bank together with Elsa and Reyna.