A loan of $500 helped to buy wholesale wheat flour, vegetable shortening, jellies, sugar, salt, and trays.


Karen Lissette's story

Karen Lissette, 23, lives with her life partner and son in a rented house. She has a bakery where she sells French bread, sweet breads, quesadillas, pastries, cakes, and other items. This local bakery is well known for its delicious bread. The smell of freshly baked bread attracts clients who seem very happy that here they can buy fine quality products at reasonable prices and with great service.

Karen is a forward-looking woman who strives for a prosperous future. She believes that if she makes a start, she will face a struggle; if she fights, though, she will attain victory. She is looking to fight now: she wants to grow her business but lacks the capital to do so. She is applying to INTEGRAL for a loan to buy wholesale wheat flour, vegetable shortening, jellies, sugar, salt, and trays. Karen Lissette is very responsible and has a good credit history. She is confident she will be able to pay her debt, but more than anything, she has faith that she will be able to offer her family a better life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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