A loan of $625 helped to buy flour, lard and sugar.

Kerly Maria's story

Kerly is 32 years old. She is a single mother and lives in Duran. She is a bread baker and started her business because her chidlren were growing and so were her expenses. Kerly tells us that her decision was confirmed because it is going well for her. She spends a big part of her day making cookies and chavelitas Her oldest daughter helps when she gets out of school. The biggest risk in the business is that when she makes her deliveries she does them in places away from the city which elevates the risk of crime. Since she is a single mother, she feels satisfied getting ahead with her family without big difficulties. She has 3 children, aged 18, 5 and 2. They go to primary school and high school. She will use the loan to buy flour, lard, and sugar to make her sweets. fiscal. In the next few years she would like to have more customers and improve her finances for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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