A loan of $5,300 helped a member to buy the ingredients he needs to make his breads, including flour, milk, sugar, food coloring, cream, butter, etc.


Quetzal Group's story

Gonzálo is 35 years-old and is part of the Quetzal group, which he's very proud to belong to. Being very reliable, he has been a baker for over 11 years in his community of San Felipe de los Alzati. He says that he bakes and sells his bread at his home and also takes orders from nearby stores in his community, sells door to door from a basket, and goes to other communities to vend. He and the other two people who help him bake get up at a very early hour to start the day and make traditional Mexican baked goods like conchas, cuernitos, flores, teleras, bolillos, borrachitos, semitas, donas, hojaldres, etc.

He tells us that he is seeking this loan to buy the ingredients he needs to make his breads, including flour, milk, sugar, food coloring, cream, butter, etc. With the loan, he hopes to be able to improve his baked goods, and ultimately buy products of higher quality. His goal is to be able to buy a scooter to get from place to place more quickly. The other 10 members of the group are named Anastasia, Catalina, Maribel, Ma del Pueblito, Noheli Alejandra, Maricela, Virginia, Martha Isabel, Norma Edith, and María Concepción. They will be investing in ingredients and inputs for their businesses making Mexican foods, pastries, costume jewelry, and artisanal knitwear and buying fruits and vegetables to vend and items to stock their stores.

In this group: Anastacia, Catalina, Gonzálo, Maribel, Ma Del Pueblito, Noheli Alejandra, Maricela, Virginia*, Martha Isabel, Norma Edith*, María Concepción
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff


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