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A loan of $1,000 helped to increase working capital for a community bakery.

Laureana's story

Laureana has run a bakery for the last 11 years with the help of her family and husband, who help deliver bread to stores throughout Cochabamba. She now seeks credit to build her working capital ahead of the winter season's corresponding increase in demand for fresh bread. She plans to buy flour and butter wholesale to increase production and meet local demand. Laureana is a hardworking woman who supports her household and is very grateful for the access to credit she has been given.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta

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