A loan of $5,875 helped a member to buy bread baking ingredients.

San Juan Group's story

Juanita, 39, is a single mother of five children. Fernando is the oldest, he’s 21 and no longer attends school; he’s a field worker just like Noé, 20, who no longer attends school but does work. Juan Antonio is in high school; he’s in 12th grade and doesn’t plan to study any more. Nancy Sandibel, 15, is in 10th grade and Alexis, 12, is in 6th grade in elementary school.

Juanita is a merchant; she’s been selling bread for 15 years. She says that she does very well with the business. She goes out into the town with a basket to sell bread and also sells it on order which she says she does well; she sells twice a week. She hopes that she’ll do better and will use the loan to buy the ingredients she uses to make the bread like: flour, oil, shortening, sugar, etc. She is happy and hopes to get a lot out of the loan. She hopes the business will continue growing like it’s done to date. She is grateful for the support provided.

Juanita belongs to the “San Juan” group which is composed of one man and 17 women who are hardworking people with small businesses of different types that we mention here: María, María del Carmen, Noel, Miroslava, Silveria, Dominga, Ramira, Elvira, Yeni Leni, Elizabeth, María, Exaelia, Victoria, Sofía, Yamislet, Abasita and Anastasia all have commercial activities like sale of vegetables, bread, fruit, candy, groceries and farm products like beans, corn, etc.

In this group: Maria, Ma Del Carmen, Noel, Miroslava, Silveria, Dominga, Ramira, Elvira, Yeni Leni, Elizabeth, Maria, Exaelia*, Bictoria, Sofia, Juanita, Yamislet, Abasita, Anastacia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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