A loan of $400 helped to buy flour, sugar, yeast and some tools to work faster.

Jorge's story

Jorge is 54 very well known and loved in his neighborhood, he is married to Maria, together they have a daughter, Riviani, who at 24 years old thanks her parents for the support that allowed her to get through her university studies. Jorge and his wife were able to build a house that now is a reality. For 25 years he worked in agriculture where he produced and sold products such as cacao, this way he was able to save money and start a baking business. At the beginning they filled orders from friends and acquaintances, but little by little they had to increase production. Maria, his wife is in charge of prep and her main ingredient is the wish to grow.

One of his priorities is the purchase of ingredients to produce for wholesale and this way get discounts. They dream to turn their business into a great business and they know that with effort and work it will be possible, just like having a bakery is. This is their 12th loan, committed as always to make their repayments he thanks his teammates from the community bank for promoting responsibility and for being optimistic. With the 1,000 Peruvian New Soles he will buy ingredients at wholesale such as flowe, sugar, yeast and tools to perform his work faster.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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