A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy ingredients to make bread.

San Agustín Group's story

This group is called San Agustin and is made up of six very joyful women. When they get together to collect their payments they are very punctual and responsible. They are from a place called Coapilla where there is a lagoon that the locals call the green lagoon.

The woman who did the interview is named Maria del Carmen, who is married to Eduardo and with whom she had seven children, of whom six are now married and one is still their responsibility, studying at the university.

She is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of ingredients such as flour, oil, eggs and others in order to make bread. She has been doing this for fourteen years and four months and tells us that since she was very young she learned how to make bread from her mother who was one of the bakers of her region and she alone sold the bread from house to house for her customers who placed orders.

She dedicates herself to her work with much love because it is how she has helped her family to get ahead and she gives thanks to God for having given her the opportunity to learn a good job from her mother. Now two of her daughters do the same work.

What she wants from this loan is that she can continue working and help her son who is studying to help have the career that he hopes for.

The members of the group are: Consuelo who will buy paper, Julia who will invest in beans and corn, Emilia in the purchase and sale of costume jewelry, Esperanza in the creation of knapsacks, and Maria Antonia in the purchase of ingredients to make bread.

In this group: Consuelo, Julia, Emilia, Esperanza, María Del Carmen, María Antonia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Dan Fulwiler

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