A loan of $325 helped purchase of sacks of flour.

Lilia's story

Lilia is 18 years old, and lives with her husband and baby. She sells breads which her husband makes in an artisan oven. She has been doing this for about a year, and goes out very early in the morning to deliver the bread to the stores and markets in her neighborhood, and whatever is left over she sells on the corner of her street. This is how she makes sure her family has an income.

The works is a big sacrifice because her husband cooks the bread at night, and she always gets up at 4:00 in the morning to make the deliveries. In spite of this, she knows that the business is profitable, because everyone needs bread, and it always sells. In the future, Lilia and her husband hope to increase their production and expand their market. This is the first time she has asked for a loan with MFP, and the first time that she participates in a group that is currently forming in the communal bank. She was invited to join when the group was already formed, and she has promised to be an active member. The money that she is requesting is to buy sacks of flour and butter at wholesale, to be able to stock up on this produects and avoid losses in case prices rise.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shaun Haines

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