Total loan: $4,500

Soñadoras Group

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COTOCA, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia / Arts

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A loan helped to buy supplies to make fruit jelly and handcrafted pots to sell during the community's festivities.

Soñadoras Group's story

Aida is 33 years old, she is a single mother of a baby and has a business selling pottery and jelly. She works in the rural zone of Cotoca, known for its pottery and its baked goods. Aida and her baby live in a house they take care of. In the photo, she is sitting in the middle with a floral blouse and a small handbag on her lap.

The need to support her baby made her begin to lead this group of entrepreneurs. Their businesses include sales of clay and ceramic pottery, food, jelly, brewed fruit beverages and crafts.

Aida's has a helper in her pottery and jelly business, who assists flattening the clay and molding it into small pots, which are then put in the firewood oven, painted, and filled with fruit jelly or sugar cane, which Aida makes.

She sells them by the unit at her own home and also in bulk to women who sell them in the market. The good part is that she sells all of her production, but the community's festivities are coming and she has to stock up on supplies.

Her dream is to build a larger oven to be able to increase her production. She hopes to produce enough jelly and clay pots to sell in the festivities. This is the first loan that she requests in the ten years she has been doing this activity. For the reasons above, Aida is asking for this loan in order to buy supplies to make jelly and handmade pots to sell during her community's festivities.