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Bolivia: Dreaming big dreams

Isaca sells ice-cream and has three small carts that she has bought with her own money. Today she earns twice the money she used to earn before. Photo: ©2012 Andrea Cabrera/World Vision

Isaca sells ice-cream and has three small carts that she has bought with her own money. Today she earns twice the money she used to earn before.
Photo: ©2012 Andrea Cabrera/World Vision

Sometimes we doubt those who big dreams in the developing world, when the reality seems bleak. Thoughts such as “That is impossible!” or “How would that even work?” crowd our mind and we are tempted to accept them.

Isaca, a courageous woman entrepreneur from Bolivia, shatters such thoughts.

As a child, with the death of her mother and the abandonment of her father, Isaca started to work at an early age and didn’t have an an opportunity to attend school. As an adult, her husband was employed as a construction worker, but with six children, they were desperate to earn money for their family.

Ice cream and access to microcredit through World Vision changed their situation and gave them hope. Isaca’s goal: save her profits and buy an ice cream maker.

Eight years have passed and a year ago, she was able to buy the ice cream machine and three carts to sell ice cream. Read how she did it.

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