A loan of $1,000 helped to buy flour, sugar, and other items for her business.


Maria Graciela's story

Graciela, 52 years old, has a 15-year-old son who is in school. She works by making and selling a variety of pastries at a bakery. Graciela has a permanent job in the Pampahasi area. This loan is her first cycle with this institution, which she will use to buy supplies such as flour, sugar, and yeast to make empanadas and biscuits. She is requesting this loan due to a lack of capital. Graciela faces challenges in her business, which will improve her quality of life. She will use the profits to increase her production. She wants to be able to have a cafe where she can serve her delicious pastries to her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske



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