A loan of $5,775 helped a member to purchase ingredients to bake bread like milk, eggs, flour, firewood, sugar, butter, etc.


Abejitas Trabajadoras Group's story

Jorge is 33 years old, divorced and has a son in elementary school. He is part of the Las Abejitas Trabajadoras (The Little Worker Bees) group, and he says they gave themselves this nickname because they are very hard workers willing to fight for a better life. Jorge has made a living baking bread for more than four years after a friend taught him the trade at a time in his life when he didn't have a job and had to make headway for his son, so his friend offered to teach him. Jorge says that he is requesting this loan to purchase ingredients to bake bread, such as milk, eggs, flour, firewood, sugar, butter and other times. He sells the bread in different stores in town. The stores make their orders, and he delivers the bread very early. He is very excited about the loan because it will increase his sales as he will invest a little more in the ingredients. One of his goals is to purchase a motor-scooter so he can make his deliveries more quickly and be able to sell his products on the city streets. The other members of the group are Cristina, Elizabeth, Rosa, Mariana, María de Jesús, Adriana, Teresa, Alma Delia, Sandra, Georgina and Yazmin, and they plan to invest their loans in the businesses, such as furniture making, selling fruits and candies, sewing handicrafts, selling party supplies, selling perfumes, making tamales, selling quilts via catalog, and selling women's cosmetics via catalog.

In this group: Cristina, Elizabeth, Rosa, Mariana, Jorge, Maria De Jesus, Adriana De Jesus, Teresa, Alma Delia, Sandra Viridiana, Georgina, Yazmin Del Rocio

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein


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