A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy ingredients for baking bread.

Banco Mujer Las Déboras Group's story

Karla is Treasurer of the Las Déboras Women's Bank group. She is 33 years old, the head of her household, and lives with her four children who are in elementary and high school. She signed up with Fundación Mujer [Kiva field partner] through some interviews in the Siquierres area and this is her first loan with this group.

Karla bakes bread, empanadas, and other baked goods and with this loan she will purchase flour, butter, sugar, yeast, cheese, and other supplies for her baking. She started selling bread to earn some money for herself and her family. Her main obstacles have been the lack of money to buy primary ingredients, as well as the lack of a car to transport her products. Karla's days begin very early so she can bake her bread and distribute it. After that, takes care of household work and cares for her young daughters.

Karla's dream is to own her own bakery downtown in her city, rather than work out of her house. This loan will be a great help to her and her six fellow group members, who will also invest in retail and small businesses.

In this group: Tatiana, Karla, Alicia, Natalia, Marina, Seidy, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff

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