A loan of $325 helped to buy ingredients and supplies such as flour, milk, eggs, oils, and other products that she needs to prepare her desserts. She will also replace some cookware and buy baking molds and oven-safe baking pans.


Ana's story

Ana is 53 years old and she is a friendly, honest, and hard-working woman. Regrettably, a few years ago she became a widow and she has since had to face life head-on and raise her children alone. When it happened, three of her six children were still minors and she had to struggle to provide them with a good quality of life. Now only her youngest son, Christian, lives with her and depends on her. Ana makes and sells desserts (pastries and cakes) and she prepares these delicious treats daily so that she can sell them in her neighborhood and nearby regions. She fulfills orders that she receives. She began this business at home where she created a modest bakery. She is very good at her work, she receives many orders, and she always has customer that order large quantities of her goods. She has become a great baker, which is a result of her 31 years of doing this type of work and from her experience in knowing what her customers like. She works with the help of her two daughters who support her in the daily production. It is going very well and her customer base has grown compared to the number of customers she had when she began. She knows that to keep her customers happy she must fulfill their orders punctually and provide them with a high-quality product that always meets their expectations. She has big plans for the future, but what she most wants right now is to be able to have a bigger bakery with more supplies, where she can increase production. This is her second loan from MFP and she is thankful to all the people that made it possible. She promises to pay punctually and she is happy to belong to the community bank, as they are supportive and responsible people. With the money from this loan, 800 soles, she will buy ingredients and supplies such as flour, milk, eggs, oils, and other things that she needs to prepare her desserts. She will also replace some of her cookware and buy new baking molds and oven-safe baking pans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Connelly


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