Total loan: $3,575

Virgen De Fatima Group

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

Virgen De Fatima Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped purchase secondhand clothing from wholesale to offer a good price.

Virgen De Fatima Group's story

Ana is a 46-year-old woman. She lives with her partner and has 4 children who are 9, 21, 25, and 29 years old. Her business is secondhand clothing sales. She is enterprising, lovable, and very responsible. She runs her business in the form of traveling saleswoman in 'Cotoca,' an area known for its typical foods and artisan goods, especially ceramics.

Ana has tanned skin, with a robust physique and short stature (in the photo: standing second from the left, wearing a black T-shirt). Due to her wishes to excel, she formed a communal bank with people whose businesses are: bakery, locksmith, neighborhood shop, juice sales, eggs sales, cheese sales, fast food sales, and cosmetics sales.

Ana buys clothes by the bundle, separates them according to type and age, and offers them at a good price. "I work as a traveling saleswoman. By doing this I exhibit different clothes to different customers," she comments. The advantage of her business is that her clothes are cheap; the disadvantage is the lack of capital to supply her purchase.

This is her first sequence of loans with the institution during the five years she has worked in this activity. For this reason, Ana is requesting a loan to buy secondhand clothing from wholesale to offer a good price.