A loan of $675 helped to buy ingredients to make bread.

Gabriela Hortencia's story

Gabriela Hortensia P. V. is originally from Oaxaca. She now lives in Coapilla in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. She lives in a civil union with Mr. Ever Sanchez Cruz, and they have a son named Ghiz-van who is 15 years old and in his 3rd year of high school.

This is the first time that she has asked for a loan, and she will use it to invest in buying ingredients to make bread. She has been a baker for 6 years and tells us that she likes it since it brings in good income for her household.

At the beginning, her mother-in-law taught her, because she saw that she is a hardworking person and that she learns things very quickly. This was a way to support her husband with the finances since he finds himself working outside of the area, and it's for her family's well-being.

Doña Gaby, as they call her at home, tells us that with the earnings that her business is bringing in, she will invest in buying ingredients such as flour, eggs, oil, milk, baking powder, and other things so that she can continue working and day-by-day increase her activity.

What she wants more than anything is that with this small business activity she will be able to save money to help support her only son in his studies. She wants to do everything possible to ensure that he leaves school with a profession that he can continue in the future. She also wants to construct her own oven and to be able to make her breads on more days of the week.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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