A loan of $500 helped to have work capital (to buy supplies like flour and butter for her business).

Ermelinda's story

Ermelinda was born in the locality Magdalena - Itenez - Beni. She is 50 years-old and married. Currently she lives in the area Santa Cruz. She makes a living baking homemade bread, baked empanadas, and fried empanadas. She has sold them in her home and also has delivered them to different stores in her area to sell for ten years. She has five children of which two are dependent; the other three are already independent. She demonstrates being responsible and very hardworking. The loan granted to her is for buying supplies (flour, butter, sugar, and other things) for her business. She is very thankful for the institution for trusting her and giving her the opportunity to make her business grow.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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