A loan of $6,925 helped a member to buy ingredients to make bread.

Cerro Bala Group's story

This group is called Cerro Bala and has 11 members. They are all humble, indigenous people who want to improve their quality of life and provide their families with better conditions. The group’s members are from San Juan Jicayan, where the majority of the population works in corn growing and livestock farming.

One of the group’s members is Soledad, who is a friendly, hard-working and humble woman who wants to get ahead in life. Sole, as she is known, bakes and sells bread, and has done so for the past 20 years. She delivers bread for weddings and quinceañeras (galas for girls' 15th birthdays), and the people in her area think she makes the best bread in the region. She has asked for this loan to buy more products to bake bread, such as flour, eggs, milk, yeast, baking powder, lard and butter.

Sole is happily married to Perfecto. They have three children whom she loves very much, and sometimes they help her to bake the bread. She would like to thank the foundation for the help that it has given her so that her business can grow every day.

The group’s other members are:

Antonia - she sells traditional corn-based Mexican dishes.
Tomasa - she sells bricks.
Emilia - she sells chickens.
Petra - she sells chickens.
Natividad- she sells chickens.
Juan - he sells bricks.
Leobardo - he sells bricks.
Zoila - she sells chickens.
Epifania- she sells bread.
Juana - she sells traditional corn-based Mexican dishes.

They would all like to thank the foundation for helping hard-working, indigenous people.

*The man in the orange shirt in the photo is Soledad’s husband, and does not belong to the group.

In this group: Antonia, Tomasa, Emilia, Petra, Natividad, Juan, Leobardo, Zoila, Soledad, Epifania, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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