A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy more ingredients such as flour, eggs, salt, sugar, yeast, milk, rice, cinnamon, bananas, cooking oil, etc.

San Pedro Ometepec Group's story

This group is called "San Pedro Ometepec." The members decided on this name because everyone in their community is very devoted to this saint. Apart from the fact that there are very beautiful places here, many people make their living by doing handicrafts.

This story is about Socorro, as she is one of the members of this group. She is 35, and married to Domingo. They have three children, and all three are going to school; one is in first year of high school, another in second year of junior high school, and the youngest is in fourth year of primary school.

She makes and sells bread, empanadas, and rolls, and has been doing this for two years. She says she decided to start this business, because from a very young age, her mother taught her to make these products. She wanted to put into practice everything she learned. Apart from this, it is a very good source of income, and provides good earnings; it enablies her to secure her children's education and future.

With the loan she received, she intends to purchase more ingredients such as flour, eggs, salt, sugar, yeast, milk, rice, cinnamon, bananas, cooking oil, etc. Soco's goal, (that is how she is known in the community) is to make her business grow, as she thinking about building a small shop to set up a bakery in; and also to buy more cooking utensils that she needs.

This way she will earn more and better income, enabling her to continue supporting her children with their studies, so that they will have good professions. She is very thankful to the Kiva lenders for the trust they are offering to her and her group. With their help, they are managing to move forward with their businesses and most important, help their families succeed, as they are the ones who most need this help.

The individuals who make up this group are Silvina, Pedro, Socorro, Marcela and Martha. Each of them has their own business.

In this group: Pedro, Socorro, Marcela, Martha

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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