A loan of $600 helped to invest in working capital with the purchase of materials needed for her confectionery such as flour, sugar, butter, milk, and yeast.


Francisca Marisol's story

Francisca Marisol, who is 40 years old, is a single mother with a 10-year-old son. She is originally from Paz Centro, an area that was located in the western part of the country. Paz Centro is known for its food, such as the quesillo and the tiste. Sadly, Francisca could not pursue an educational career because of a lack of economic resources, but she would have liked to become a registered nurse.

Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and her will to get ahead, she earns money by selling sweets and cakes, such as candies, lollipops, spiced bread, and torta with milk. She has been doing this out of her house for four years. The the photo, we can see her preparing the dough for the bread in order to make her cakes. The routine for her is to work some 10 hours per day offering her product. The objective of the loan is to invest in the working capital and supply her business in the purchase and sale of materials such as flour, sugar, butter, milk, and yeast, so that in the not-so-distant future she will be able to earn a higher income. Francisca Marisol is thankful for the help of the people who loan through Kiva, who bring people the resources they need to earn a dignified living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Lemon



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