A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy flour, sugar, eggs, firewood, etc.

Senda De Amor Group's story

Maria Concepcion is 43 years old, is a single mother and has 3 daughters and 1 son. She lives in the village of San Nicolas and she is a member and the coordinator of the communal bank Senda de Amor. Doña Maria started off by selling tamales and used clothes and in recent years she has been making and selling doughnuts and cheesecake. She gets up very early in the morning to start her working day. Two of her daughters help her mix all the ingredients while she prepapres the oven. Once the product leaves the oven, a daughter helps her deliver it. She makes a good profit selling her product but when it rains heavily it goes badly for her as the firewood gets wet and it is difficult to get the right temperature for the bread at the right time. She learned her business by watching others do it and she also helped them to gain experince. She needs the loan requested to buy raw materials such as flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, firewood, etc. With the sale she will be able to continue taking care of her family and will also be able to save a little to use in an emergency. Her dream is to help her daughters to each have her own business and have an honourable way of making a living. Currently FAMA has given courses on Breadmaking and Pastry Making and Doña Maria and the members of her group have benefitted from them. For this reason she is thinking of diversifying her business with products such as pastries and types of bread.

In this group: Maria Concepcion , Rosa Danubia, Irma Eloidina , Lidia Esperanza, Edy Isolina, Martha Cristina , Aura Noe , Paula Josefa , Ramon Abel

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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