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A loan of $1,000 helped to buy flour, cheese, and gas cylinders so that he will have what he needs to bake bread to sell in his bakery.

Jaime Ernesto's story

Jaime Ernesto is 29 years old, married, has two children and lives with his wife and children in the city of Guaranda in the province of Bolívar.

Jaime Ernesto has a bakery, and in his free time he works in housing construction.

He is asking for a loan in order to buy flour, cheese, and gas cylinders. With the help of a loan he could buy the supplies that he needs in order to make the bread to sell.

The challenge that he faces is to save in order to buy a house. His dream is for his family to get ahead. In his free time he likes to play sports.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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