A loan of $550 helped to buy flour, eggs, butter, sugar, margarine, oil, cheese, yeast, baking powder and firewood.

Maria Santos's story

Maria is a 71-year-old single woman who makes and sells bread and ring-shaped pastry for a living. She also sells milk and has livestock to produce milk.

She will invest this loan in the purchase of materials to make bread and ring-shaped pastry.

Now, her customers' orders have increased and she is not able to meet their demands because she needs to increase production.

The sale of milk is doing well and she has good livestock breeds. She needs profits to pay family expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mora Elisei

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