Total loan: $2,650

Taruma Group

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

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A loan helped to purchase different types of flour in bulk to make traditional bread.

Taruma Group's story

Mirtha is a 29 year old woman who lives with her partner and has 3 children of 5, 10 and 12 years old. She has a bakery business. She is a good mother, consistent and very independent. She runs her business in Taruma, in an urban area along the main paved road. The houses are distributed in an organized way, a little scattered and without a sewage system.

Mirtha has a robust physique, dark complexion and long black hair. Her native language is Aymará and she speaks Spanish (she is the first one standing on the right side, holding her daughter). She shares her life with her partner who works in transportation and with her children who attend school. They live in their own home built of wood and they have electricity.

The need to improve her business drove her to establish a community bank with businesses, such as; food sales, sale of second hand clothing, vegetable sales, fruit sales, laundry services, leather handicrafts, weaving straw hats, bookstore and convenience stores.

She has a bakery business and she makes "cuñapé" made of cassava starch, sweet milk bread made with milk, rice bread made with rice. "A baker works the entire week" she comments. The advantage of her business is that the sales are continuous, the disadvantage is the lack of capital to purchase the different types of flours, such as cassava flour, rice flour, corn flour, etc. Her dream is to have a stable business. She would like to purchase different types of flour in bulk to work all week. This is her first loan cycle with the organization in the 4 years that she has been doing this type of work.

For these reasons Mirtha is requesting a loan, to purchase different types of flour in bulk to make traditional breads.