A loan of $1,375 helped to buy an oven, lard, butter, flour, etc.

Teresa Maria's story

Teresa lives in Playas canton, in Guayas province. She is 48 years old, divorced, and has three daughters. Her only son died three years ago. Teresa has been in her business for 10 years. Her son started baking bread to sell as he learned how to do this in his previous job. Teresa would help him in the business. Approximately three years ago, Teresa's son died in an accident and now she owns the business. She will always remember her son who taught her how to run the business before he died. Teresa currently prepares her bread and cakes without any problems as one of her daughters helps her. They work together from Tuesday to Sunday, from 6.00am to 10.00pm. Teresa would like to use her loan to buy an oven, lard, butter, flour, etc. Her goal is to have additional premises and to distribute her goods wholesale.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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