Total loan: $1,150


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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy eggs and groceries to sell in her neighborhood store.

Ruth's story

Ruth Is a 40 year old woman who lives with her partner. She has two children aged 7 and 10 years old. Her business is selling eggs wholesale.

She is independent, enterprising and very hard-working. Her business takes place in the ‘Pacajes Caluyo’ neighborhood which is located close to the bus crossing, where one can find public transport to places outside the city.

Ruth is dark-skinned, with long black hair and thin. Her native language is Aymará which she speaks with her family and she speaks Spanish. She shares her life with her partner who works in transportation and her children who study in school. They live in a rented house built of adobe that has running water, electricity and sewage.

Her business is selling eggs wholesale. She buys eggs by the truck load from eggs farms located in another city and stores them in her store and sells them in packages of 300 eggs to retail sellers and other clients like bakeries and restaurants. "I sell eggs wholesale from my store and I am opening a store to sell retail", she commented. Her business is successful because she makes both wholesale and retail sales. Her advantage is having regular clients and her disadvantage is the lack of her own transportation to move the eggs. Her dream is to open her own grocery store. She wants to buy eggs wholesale and basic food items like oil, rice, pasta and others to offer in her neighborhood store. This is her first loan with the institution in the 2 years she has been in this business.

It is for these reasons that Ruth is requesting a loan to buy eggs and groceries to sell in her neighborhood store.