Total loan: $5,375

Cj La Bombonera Group

SANTA CRUZ, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy a motor for her juice cart.

Cj La Bombonera Group's story

Brenda is a member of the CJ La Bombonera group. She is 25 and has 4 children. She got married at 16.

When she was 13, she began selling her mother’s empanadas. Brenda was encouraged to work for herself and earn her own income in order to avoid being dependent on others for work. Getting married at a very young age meant she had to start working. She learned how to prepare empanadas and quinoa juice on the job.

One day while helping her mom at a school called San Silvestre, Brenda noticed that no one was selling quinoa juice. So, she talked to the principal and asked for permission to set up at the school entrance and the principal said yes.

Brenda wakes up early every morning and sets up in front of the school. This means she no longer has to sell her products by traveling from place to place.

Brenda says everything is going well. The loan will be used to buy a motor for her juice cart.