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The Baker

It can get a little crowded at Omar Iturbe’s home, where 13 family members live together. But it works: Omar and the other adults work together in the same bakery, starting their day at 5 A.M. on weekdays. On weekends, they all head out for San Mateo, where they start to push trolley carts down the street at 3 A.M., selling bread well before dawn.

Omar has taken out four loans from Accion partner CrediConfĂ­a, using the extra money to buy flour and sugar before the price fluctuates, and is saving up to buy a home – with a little more space – for him, his wife, and his son.

Omar the baker in Mexico