A loan of $500 helped to buy flour, sugar, honey, and more items for her bakery.


Blanca Isolina's story

Blanca is a 59 year old woman, accompanied by her life partner for 38 years, and she is a baker and a farmer. They have 4 children, none of whom live with them, and they have only 2 grandchildren who are 10 and 6 years old attending primary school.

She learned to bake bread from the time she was very young and 19 years ago she decided to dedicate herself to the bakery because she didn’t have another way of helping her family with the household expenses. She and her life companion opened their own bakery shop. Before they had sold bread that they bought, now they make it themselves, buying the supplies in the city, traveling 34 kilometers, paying for transport.

She is applying for a loan in order to buy flour, sugar, honey, and other items. The loan will improve her business because she will have the opportunity of meeting the demand for bread, which is high.

She wants to continue making bread and to open bread shops in all the nearby neighborhoods. Her dream is to bake bread to export because she considers her bread very tasty and she wants her family to live better. With her profits she wants to buy another stove so she can bake bread and produce more. She wants to expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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