A loan of $1,025 helped to buy flour at wholesale to achieve his dreams little by little.


Carlos's story

Carlos is a 40-year-old man, single, no children and his business is a bakery. He is a perseverant, early-riser and punctual person in his work; he has worked on this for 10 years in the Pampahasi area of the city of La Paz. His beginnings were as a bakery helper and later on with the support of his family he became independent and slowly bought his work tools such as an industrial oven, natural gas tanks and other baking tools. Carlos is dark-skinned, short hair, average height and always wears an apron; his bakery is quite small and there’s only room for his tools and 1 more person to help out. His routine starts very early in the morning by turning on the oven, preparing the dough and everything has to be baked by 6:30, time when his customers (the owners of the convenience store of the neighborhood) arrive and pick up the bread piled up in baskets, with amounts of 300 pieces approximately. His dream is to have a house he owns and a bigger bakery; this is why he fights each day. This is the reason why Carlos requests a loan to buy flour at wholesale and start achieving his dreams little by little.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt



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