Total loan: $3,925

Emanuel Group

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

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A loan helped to buy different types of flour by the quintal.

Emanuel Group's story

Patricia is a 26 year old woman who lives with her partner and has two children, aged five and. Her business is a bakery.

She is a good mother, optimistic and very sincere. Her business takes place in ‘El Torno’ a rural area where the main part of the local agricultural product is gathered.

Patricia is dark-skinned with long black hair and is short in stature. Her native language is Guaraní and she speaks Spanish. (She is in the center in the photo wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans). She shares her life with her partner who works in construction and her children who study in school. They live in their own house made of wood that has electric energy and well water. The need to improve her business for the good of her family led her to head a communal bank. The businesses of the members are: a tire shop, selling soft drinks, selling food, selling second-hand clothing, leather handicrafts, making straw hats and an electric workshop.

Her business is a bakery. She bakes bread and traditional pastries like cuñapé (made from yucca flour and cheese), roscas de maíz, arepas and others. "I bake all kinds of traditional dough because it is what the people eat" she commented. The advantage of her business is that the breads sell every day, the disadvantage is the lack of money to buy flour. Her dream is to stabilize her business. She wants to buy yucca, corn and wheat flour by the quintal. This is her first loan in the year she has run this business.

It is for these reasons that Patricia is requesting a loan to buy different kinds of flour by quintal.