A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy more ingredients like eggs, lard, sugar, flour, yeast, and cinnamon, etc.

Barrio Nuevo Huictepec Group's story

This group is named Barrio Nuevo Huixtepec. The members decided to give it this name because it is the name of their community, of which all of them are members.

The story is about Aurea, age 61. She is a single mother of six children, who are now all married. She has devoted herself to making and selling bread for over 20 years. She decided to start with this business because her mother devoted herself to this business activity. Her mother was the one who taught her.

Also, she wanted to look for a way to get her children ahead and improve her family’s quality of life. She will use the loan she received to buy more ingredients like eggs, lard, sugar, flour, yeast, and cinnamon, etc. This way she will continue making her delicious bread.

Aurea says she is very happy because her business is going very well for her. Her sales have increased quite a lot as well as her customers and income. They have increased so much that she is even saving in order to assure her financial future.

The goal that she has for her business is to continue investing because she wants to make it grow more. She is thinking of building another oven in order to accelerate her production and to make it easier. This way she will improve and increase her income.

She is very grateful to the Fundación Realidad and the Kiva lenders for the whole-hearted support they are giving her. Thanks to this help she has improved her quality of life and that of her family.

These are the names of the people and the business activities of the members of the group. Ofelia, Victoriana, Aurea, Cecilia, and Eulogia devote themselves to different business activities like groceries, selling food, embroidery, and a bakery.

In this group: Ofelia, Victorina, Aurea, Eulogia Agustina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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