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Los Picaflores De Los Chacos Group

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils to serve a greater number of customers.


Los Picaflores De Los Chacos Group's story

Aglae is a 34 year old single woman with an 18 year old son. She has a business selling traditional food.

She is generous, patient, a good listener, strong, responsible and hard-working. Her business is located in the southern zone of the city, an area known for all kinds of informal businesses. The area has a warm and humid tropical climate with a temperature that varies during the day between 21 and 35 degrees centigrade.

Aglae has a dark complexion, long dark hair, and her first language is Guarani and her second is Spanish which she uses daily and in business. She is in the middle of the picture, wearing a blue shirt and blue pants. She shares her life with a son who has finished school and wants to continue studying. They live in a rented house with potable water, electricity and septic system. She has the desire to be successful and help her son continue his studies. This inspired her to form a communal bank, and the members have business such as selling sweaters, selling construction materials, weaving baby clothing, selling French fries, selling athletic clothing, neighborhood store and butcher shop. They seek a loan to make their dreams reality and reach their goals.

Her business is selling tradition food such as: “masaco de platano” (fried plantain, ground meat), rice and cheese (rice mixed with shredded cheese served with grilled meat), “sopa de remojado” (bone soup), “Chicharrón de Taitetu” (fried rinds of the taitetu, a pig native to the area), “Cogete relleno” (chicken neck stuffed with potato), etc. She works every day of the week for lunch and dinner. She states, “I have been cooking since I was very young. Now I am self-sufficient and I need equipment and utensils to serve my customers.” Her dream is to have a sizeable restaurant so that her customers are comfortable and regular. She wishes to expand her business by buying tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils in order to expand to a greater number of customers and generate more income. This is the 6th sequence of loans with the institution in the 6 years that she has had this business.

It is for these reasons that Aglae seeks a loan to buy tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils to serve a greater number of customers.