Maria is from Mexico. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $450 to buy flour, sugar, yeast, eggs to make bread.
Maria is 34 years old. As a child, Maria wants you to know she did not have the opportunity to attend school because her family lacked the resources. She is married to Filiberto, a baker. They have three daughters: Rosalba, Rosalinda and Alejandra, who are all attending junior high school. The family lives in a sugar cane region named Vicente Camalote, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Maria has been selling bread for almost three years. She started the activity because she wants to offer her girls better opportunities. She says, "Nowadays people have to work twice as hard to make a living."
Doña Maria wakes up early in the morning, every morning, to start baking the bread. Then, she sells the loaves to her friends and clients. Maria explains that she loves her business because she really enjoys the whole process of making bread, which is why she learned all about it in the first place. She lets her pride show when she talks about her thriving business.
Maria wants to use her loan to buy flour, milk, yeast, eggs, sugar to continue baking.
Maria wants to stay in the same line of work. She plans to continue investing and saving for the future of her children, especially for their school expense. For Maria, seeing her children educated is one of her most important goals.