A loan of $1,375 helped buy flour, yeast and eggs.


Rosario Del Carmen's story

Rosario lives in Quevedo with her husband who works in the field. At 46 years old, she is a breadmaker; she learned the business from her husband, who taught her. Seven years ago they saved enough money and opened the bakery, which is located in their home. When they started out, they bought a secondhand oven, but currently have a new one. She starts making bread with her husband’s help at 3am and finishes at 2pm, but then the selling begins. Rosario tells us that they give work to a few young people who go around their area to sell.That way, they improve their sales without having to wait for customers; this has proven very useful and generates more earnings. With the loan she is requesting, she’ll buy a glass showcase, flour, yeast and eggs to make bread. In the future, she’d like to renovate the bakery by adding cement walls to improve how it looks and buy a kneading machine to help in the elaboration of the bread.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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