A loan of $800 helped to purchase wholesale flour, jam, milk, sugar and salt.

Maria Ines's story

María Inés is fifty-five years old and lives with her partner and their children. She makes her living baking and selling baguettes and sweet breads, like "quesadillas" (small rolls flavored with cheese), little cakes, pies and other items. She has been in the business a numbers of years and has gained a lot of experience in her bakery. She prepares the most delicious bread, thanks to which she earns a good living. The business is located in her home, which is in a very busy area. She has earned a lot of customers because of her good quality, good prices and also her excellent customer service. María is an enterprising, determined and active woman who is dedicated to her work. Day by day she looks for good opportunities that allow her to make her dreams come true. She will not give up until she has achieved the success that she so deserves. In the last weeks the demand has increased, and María wants to take advantage of an investment. She is requesting a loan from INTEGRAL to purchase wholesale flour, jam, milk, sugar, salt etc. María Inés is a good financial risk and she is very responsible. She assures us that she will be able to pay off her debt and at the same time trusts that she will give her family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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