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A loan of $1,050 helped to buy food supplies for breadmaking.


Carlos Mario's story

Carlos is a 47-year old man and entrepreneur who has known how to make a living with his job. He has worked in breadmaking for over 15 years and fights to get ahead and provide his family with a better quality of life. He starts working with his older son at 2.30am every day and finishes at 3pm. They make all the production for the day and then distribute to the various stores and supermarkets in their city.

He is now requesting a loan to buy food supplies and to make some improvements at his facilities. His biggest dream is to have an independent store outside of his home, given that the space today is very limited.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



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