Total loan: $225


El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to buy plastic at wholesale prices.

Maria's story

María is a 40 year old woman. She is married and has a 17 year old son. Her business is the collection and recycling of scrap metal and plastics. She is an entrepreneur who is independent, responsible, reliable, active and hardworking. She does her work in the area of Corea which has a cold and dry climate with an average temperature between 4-15 degrees Celsius, which varies during the course of the day. María has a dark complexion, long brown hair, is medium height, and her mother tongue is Aymara which she speaks only with relatives, speaking Spanish for business. Her business is the collection of various materials of plastic or metal. Her business is innovative and almost the only one in the market. This is why she has customers from different manufacturers who are in charge of buying the material that she collects. “The advantage of my business is that I walk constantly in order to collect all the recyclable material. It is very tiring but it is worth it.” This is the second cycle of loans with the institution in the three years she has been doing this activity. It is for these reasons that María is requesting a loan to buy wholesale plastic so she can expand her business.