A loan of $600 helped purchase of wholesale ingredients for her bakery.

Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth belongs to the "Mujeres del Futuro" (Women of the Future) loan group in the Bellavista District of the San Martín department. She is 44 years old and lives with her partner. She has three children, two of whom are still dependent upon her.

Elizabeth is in the business of baking and selling bread. To begin her business she had to overcome many obstacles. She began with a few breads and currently runs her established business out of her own house, a comfortable environment for her. She is very proud and content for having moved forward with the support of the Manuela Ramos organization, who helped her considerably to improve her service. She currently continues to sell bread and has a faithful clientele who visit her house daily to buy her breads. It is Elizabeth who personally attends to them with the charisma that defines her.

With this 1800-sole ($600) loan, she will buy sacks of flour and sugar, yeast, eggs, fat and seasonings. She will also use part of the loan to continue payments for her electric oven, the primary tool she uses to prepare her breads.

Today, Elizabeth is an empowered woman. With her partner's support, they will move forward with the goal of making the dreams and goals that they have mapped out for their lives a reality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shanti Singh

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