A loan of $700 helped buy flour.

Liza's story

Liza, 37, is a very hard-working woman. She lives very happily with her 40 year old husband, Carlos. She has four lovely children, but she only lives with two of them. Andrea is 15, and Fernando is 10. The older two children are attending school in the city.

For 13 years she has been making all kinds of breads and cakes. In the beginning she was excited to start in this business because it was easy for her to buy the bread wholesale. The bread was already made, and she sold it in her small store. As time passed, she got the idea to make the bread herself. That is how Liza started to take baking classes and some workshops offered by some companies in this field. She did this until one day she produced her own breads. She was excited to taste them. She felt that they were so exquisite that she dared to sell them. Since then many years have passed. That makes her very happy because that experience made her customers know about each delicacy that she prepares.

Her breads are in much demand in the area where she lives. Also, when the bread is just about to come out of the oven it gives off an exquisite aroma, which is capable of attracting even the most reluctant consumers. Liza considers her business to be very profitable because she also sells other food products in her small bakery. That allows her to get additional earnings. As she is an enterprising woman, who is not afraid of anything, she has thought about expanding her store. She will start to take the risk of preparing other kinds of breads.

This is her second loan with MFP. She is sure to repay it because she wants to keep working to improve and progress in the future. She will use the money she is asking for to buy various sacks of flour and to start to prepare a larger quantity of bread to sell. That way she will get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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