A loan of $600 helped to purchase flour and butter.

Celia's story

Celia is 21 and is single without children. She lives in the Kennedy neighborhood, which is located 2 kilometers from the city of Caacupé. Celia is a young businesswoman who started her business one year ago with her brother, who is a professional baker. They rent their location since they don't have enough resources to have their own due to the high costs involved. She manages the business and also packs their finished products for their later sale. They use delivery vehicles to make their sales, which they pay for with a percentage of the sales they make. Her brother makes their products.

When they started their business, Celia says it was difficult because they didn't have any capital. Their first investments were made thanks to their savings and help from their parents. Celia, along with her brother, who is always attending to their business, are getting ahead. Their goal is to have their own location. She says she is very happy with the help that Fundación Paraguaya has offered them through their credits and the confidence that they have in her. She uses the credits to purchase supplies (flour, egges, anise, yeast, butter, etc.).

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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