A loan of $900 helped for dairy products and snacks.

Katherine Jessenia's story

Katherine, 19, has a bakery where she also stocks groceries. She lives in an urban zone called Suburbio in a cement house that has all basic utilities.

Her parents started the business with one oven and a display case baking bread from flour together over 18 years ago. In 2009 Katherine’s mother went abroad seeking better employment opportunities and had to close the bakery due to lack of funds.

This year Katherine and her 16 year old sister decided to reopen the baker again making the bread that their parents taught them to make when they were little girls. They called it “Niño Isaac” and used their savings to buy flour, yeast, dairy products and a few groceries to stock in the place. They work from very early making bread.

She wants to use the loan to buy beverages, snacks and dairy products to stock in the bakery. In the future she’d like to expand the business selling sandwiches and fast food to have more variety.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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