A loan of $525 helped to purchase flour and sugar.

Maximo Mamerto's story

Máximo is a member of the Communal Bank Minka, which means ‘help’ in Quechua.
Máximo is married, is 57 years old, and has 3 children. Máximo is a baker, and makes traditional breads called Chaplas, an activity that he carries out with his wife. Their goods are sold in the Magdalena market by night.
Maximo needs a loan of 1,600 PEN, money that will be invested in the purchase of flour and sugar.
Maximo dreams of having a store in his home in which he can set up with all the necessary machinery for his bakery.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño

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