Total loan: $675


Batallas, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Construction

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A loan helped to buy new tires for his sand truck so that he can keep working.

Esteban's story

Esteban is 44 years old, single, and does not have children. His business is selling sand.
He does his work in the Batallas area on the shore of lake Titicaca.
Esteban lives with his sister in a family house. He learned his work while working as an assistant on his friend's tractor, plowing the earth. His work is extracting sand, and for this he has a large truck, a shovel, and a steel mesh that he uses to separate sand from stones. Using all these tools, he goes to the river banks to fill the truck with sand. He sells the sand at construction sites in neighboring communities.
Thanks to this work, his economic situation is optimal for repaying loans. The advantage of his work is that his truck is big and can transport larger quantities of sand than the competition. This disadvantages are the social conflicts in the zone that block the roads and paralyze his business. His business is currently on pause because the tires of his truck aren't good enough to drive on.
His dream is to buy a dump truck, and he wants to maintain his vehicle.
He will use this loan to buy new tires for his truck. It is the first loan that he will be receiving from the institution in the 5 years that he has done this work. It is for these reasons that Esteban is requesting a loan to buy new tires for his sand truck so he can continue working.