Total loan: $5,300

Yap Los Trabajadores Group

Yapacaní, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia / Retail

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A loan helped to buy merchandise.

Yap Los Trabajadores Group's story

Jimena is 31 years old. She is the person with sandals, jeans, and a purple tank top in the middle of the group in the photo.

She is a single mother. She has three children that she is raising alone. Thanks to great sacrifice on her part, Jimena was able to finish school. She had to work since a very young age to help her parents maintain their home. She and her daughters live in their own home in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Jimena currently sells items used in traditional rituals in honor of the Pachamama ("Mother Earth"), which are common during carnival. These include cigars, coca, red wine, alcohol, and others. She has been doing this for over three years and has a shop in a busy part of town.

Jimena asked Sembrar Sartawi for a loan so that she could buy more wholesale merchandise so that she can keep her shop stocked in order to meet demand, since carnival celebrations last throughout February.

She would like to boost her income to offer a better life to her three young children, whom she would like to see grow up to be successful professionals.