A loan of $725 helped purchase flour, yeast and other ingredients.

Sofia Esperanza's story

Sofia belongs to the "Vamos Juntos" ("We go together") community bank and lives in the community of Arcopata, district of Santiago, province of Cusco, Peru. She is a 57-year-old widow with two children. She makes a living working daily at her bakery. She is a strong and hard-working woman who daily tends to her business, and being the head of her family the bakery is the backbone of her household finances. Sofia is requesting the loan to purchase flour, yeast and other ingredients for her bakery. She is grateful to those who help her reach her dream through these means, and she promises to fulfill her payments in the established period.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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