A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy supplies to make bread and to enlarge her oven and her roof.

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Demetria is a young woman of 37. She is married. Her husband Alfonso is a builder, and they live happily together with their four children, whom they support. Oswaldo is 14 years old and is in the second year of high school. Jorge Luis is 13 years old and is in the first year of high school. Yeymi is 9 and is in the third year of primary school, while Diego is 7 and in the first year of primary school.

Demetria is a hardworking woman, who wants to get ahead so she can make a better life for her sons. For this reason, she makes bread. She has only been doing this work for the last year, and she wants to use her loan to buy ingredients, such as flour, eggs, brown sugar, and refined sugar, which she needs for the products she makes twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays. She also needs to enlarge the oven in which she makes the bread and to enlarge her roof for the rainy season. These are her plans for the loan.

Demetria is a member of Azucenas Group, which consists of 10 women who are working to improve their lives. The others are Edilberta, Delfina, Alberta, Alejandrina, Demetria, Aureliana, Lorenza, Juvencia, Susana, and Birgina, who work selling bread, tamales, soft drinks, and shoes.

In this group: Birginia, Edilberta, Delfina, Alberta, Alejandrina*, Demetria, Aureliana*, Lorenza, Juvencia, Susana
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ross Forman

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