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Super Chicas Group

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

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A loan helped to buy pots and kitchen utensils to make traditional beverages to open a permanent sales stall.


Super Chicas Group's story

Sonia is a 37 year old woman. She is married and has 3 children, aged 21, 19 and 3. Her business is selling beverages. She is a good mother who is kind, supportive, responsible and hardworking. She runs her business in the ‘Plan 3000’ neighborhood, where Aymará, Quechua and Guaraní migrants from all over the country got together and made a great commerce center. It has a warm, tropical climate with a temperature that varies between 18-36 degrees celsius. Sonia has dark skin, long, black hair she ties back, dark eyes, short stature, and a robust build. Her mother tongue is Guaraní, which she speaks in her family, and she speaks Spanish in the general culture and in her business. She is the first on from the left, wearing a red t-shirt and black shoes. She shares her life with her husband, who works as a business, and with her children. The 2 oldest work and go to school and the youngest is not school aged yet. They live in a rented room made of brick and cement with a sheet metal roof. It has potable water, electricity and plumbing. Her desire to get ahead led to her forming a bank of people with businesses such as making empanadas, selling school materials, selling police clothing, a cleaning service, selling grains, selling gaiters, selling diapers, and selling candelabras. They did it to ask for a loan an expand their activities. Her business is selling boiled beverages as a street vendor, such as mocochinchi (made with boiled dried peaches), chicha (made with a corn base), somó (similar to chicha, but it includes boiled corn), and more. These are traditional drinks and they are very popular. “I started my business because I knew about the demand for cold drinks in the area and because I knew about popular consumption…” she remarks. The advantage of her business is that her customers are loyal and her sales are stable. The disadvantage is the distance she has to go, hauling containers of beverages and bags of ice. Her dream is to open a permanent beverage spot. She wants to expand her business by buying pots to boil beverages and to sell a larger quantity. This is her first loan cycle with the institution in the 10 years that she has been doing this activity. That is why Sonia decided to ask for a loan to buy pot and kitchen utensils to make traditional beverages to open a permanent sales spot.