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Total loan: $500

Wilmer

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Agriculture

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A loan helped buy cattle for fattening and selling in order to support his parents.


Wilmer's story

Wilmer is 26 years old, single and has no children. He sells cattle for a living.

He is entrepreneurial, independent, patient, optimistic, generous, responsible and hardworking. His business is in Batallas, a town located 60 kilometers from the city. It is one of the entrances to Lake Titicaca, where the typical highland environment is found. The site is famous for making marraqueta, also known as Batalla ("Battle") bread. It has cold, dry weather with temperatures during the day varying between 0-12 degrees Celsius.

Wilmer is a dark complected with brown eyes and short black hair. He is short with a medium physique. His mother tongue is Aymará, which he speaks at home; he speaks Spanish with the general population and for conducting business. His life is shared with his parents who are old and do not work. They live in a home built of adobe, brick and cement with a tin roof and brick floor. It has electricity and well water.

His business is trading cattle. He buys calves to feed, breed and fatten for further trade at a better price. "I inherited the business from my family. My parents are tired and no longer work. My work supports my family ...," he says. He has the advantage of customers waiting for his business; the disadvantage is the lack of capital for the purchase of cattle and fodder.

His dream is to improve the quality of fattening his cattle. He wants to purchase beef calves for fattening and sale. This is his first loan with the institution in the four years he has worked in this business.

Wilmer is requesting a loan to buy cattle to fatten and sell in order to support his parents.