A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase wheat flour, lard, firewood, sugar, oil, cheese and salt.


Jose Orlando's story

José is a native of the city of León; he works as a storekeeper selling and preparing bread. He works in the business along with his children.

He is very grateful for the opportunity that he was given with his first Kiva loan, as he was able to buy the raw material that he needs to produce bread. He also made improvements to his bakery’s structure. He has noticed that, little by little, the loans have changed his business.

He is requesting a loan in order to buy wheat flour, lard, firewood, sugar, oil, cheese and salt. This loan will allow him to buy his raw supplies at a better price and reduce his costs a little bit. He always keeps fighting to improve his product and his bakery’s building structure.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel


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