Total loan: $3,000

Luchadoras Group

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

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A loan helped to buy an industrial oven and kitchen utensils for food sales.

Luchadoras Group's story

Tereza, age 44, lives with her life partner. She has three children, ages 3, 7, and 16. Her business is a traditional bakery. She is a good mother, independent, hard-working, steady, and very responsible. She works at a market in the ‘Plan 3000’ area. The area is known for the constant growth of its population that comes from the nomadic tribes like the ‘Ayoreso’ and the miners that have been relocated from the western part of the country. They made this place their home, and they generated constant commerce in all areas. Tereza has a dark complexion, is medium height, has long dark hair that she wears in a ponytail, and is fashionable. Her native language is Guaraní, and she speaks Spanish with the general public and for the business she conducts. (She is standing and wearing a sky blue blouse, and she has a sheet of paper in her hand.) She lives with her life partner, who is a paid driver, and their three children. The two oldest go to school, and the youngest plays all day. They live in their own house made from metal sheeting and bricks. They have water, electrical, and sewage services. Due to the needs of her family and her business, she formed a bank of people with businesses like a video store, selling food, plaster handicrafts, selling soft drinks, bookstore, selling fruit, and selling meat. She did this in order to request a loan and so that they could prosper in their business activities. Her business is baking traditional break including varieties like rice bread (made from rice flower), ‘Mollete” (everyday bread made from flour, granulated sugar, and shortening), sweet bread (which uses raisins, egg, milk, and sugar), ‘Rosca de maíz’ (made from corn), ‘Tortilla’ (bread dough that is first rolled flat, sprinkled with sugar and flour, folded over, and repeated several times, which after it is baked it is a type of puff pastry bread), etc. “The bakery business is a steady business activity where you cannot stop even one day because customers come to buy every day,” she says. Her dream is to open a restaurant and to expand her bakery. She wishes to invest in her business by purchasing an industrial oven and cooking utensils for food sales. This is the second loan cycle with the institution in the four years that she has been engaged in this business activity independently. It is for these reasons that Tereza is requesting a loan to buy an industrial oven and cooking utensils for food sales.