Total loan: $4,375

Oriente Petrolero Group

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

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A loan helped to buy grains wholesale to offer a greater variety at a better price.

Oriente Petrolero Group's story

Cinthia is a 28 year old single woman who has an eight year old son. Her business is selling grains.

She is a good mother, supportive, optimistic, generous, patient, responsible and very hard-working. She does her business in the southern part of the city which is considered a semi-urban area. It was created due to a flood of a river that left over 3,000 families homeless. With the few belongings they still possessed they had to settle in these barren lands and start a new life. It has a hot sub-tropical climate with a daily temperature that varies between 21 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Cinthia is dark-skinned, with brown eyes, long black hair, short in stature and of robust build. Her native language is Guaraní which she speaks with her family and she speaks Spanish because of the general culture and for her business. (in the photo she is the first to the right, wearing pink) She shares her life with her family who work and with her son who goes to school. They live in their own room built of wood with a metal roof and sand floor which has electricity, running water and sewage.

Due to the need to improve her income she formed a communal bank with people with businesses like: selling second-hand clothing, selling natural health products, weaving, leather handicrafts, a welding shop, a carpenter shop and the sales of groceries to request a loan and improve their businesses.

Her business is selling grains like; pinto beans, soya beans, organic quinoa, black potato flour, red beans, corn, sorghum and others. She does her business itinerantly visiting markets and businesses in the area. "I walk enough pushing my two wheeled cart. I sell by the weight and go out with a load every day" she comments. The advantage of her business is that her sales are consistent throughout the year, her disadvantage is the lack of capital to buy grains wholesale. Her dream is to stabilize and improve her business. She wants to make the purchase of wholesale grains to offer a greater variety at better prices. This is her first loan with the institution in the five years she has worked in this business.

For these reasons Cinthia is requesting a loan to buy grains wholesale to offer a greater variety at a better price.