Total loan: $275

Jesus Edwin

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La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Retail

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A loan helped to buy buttons wholesale to fill the orders from the sewing shops.

Jesus Edwin's story

Jesus is a 53 year old man. He is single and has a grown son who is on his own. His business is selling buttons.

He does his work button by button, thread by thread, ending his shift and finishing with an empty shop, in order to put food on his table and create new hope. He runs his business in the ‘Tembladerani’ area, where there is a soccer stadium with a popular team.

Jesus has a rare and silent gaze. Every word he says is a phrase of friendship and agreement, because his mother tongue is Aymará. He barely speaks it because he speaks Spanish during his daily life. He lives his life with his son, who is grown. They live in a rented home built from adobe that has potable water, electricity and plumbing. The two of them are a close family and they share their Sundays at services at a Christian church. His business is selling buttons to sew onto clothing. They are made from different materials, such as polyester resin, plastic, metal, acrylic, glass and more. He does this activity on the road, delivering to sewing workshops wholesale. He travels to the border constantly to buy merchandise wholesale. “I have regular and continuous customers who order all types of buttons from me…”, he remarks. His business is successful because he supplies a lot of sewing shops. The advantage of his business is that he sells wholesale. The disadvantage is the lack of capital to buy buttons in bulk. His dream is to buy a car to deliver the merchandise. He wants to buy a variety of buttons wholesale. This is his first loan cycle with the institution during the 36 years that he has been doing this activity.

It is for these reasons that Jesus is asking for a loan to buy buttons wholesale to fill the orders from the sewing shops.