Victoria's Story Bolivia

Difficult Circumstances Lead to Profitable Candy Business

Mrs. Victoria is a humble client who sells candy and toys in Quillacollo's central market, Bolivia. She started selling candy when her son was 13 years old, and his father abandoned them with no source of income. 


La Paz

Capital City

11.6 million

Population, total

40.3 billion

GDP (current US$)

VisionFund Bolivia, operating as The Bolivian Foundation for Development (FUBODE IFD), is a Christian owner-operated mission-driven microfinance network working with caregivers in hard to reach, impoverished locations so they can create secure futures for their children. Inspired by Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the most vulnerable families and communities regardless of religion, race, ethnicity gender, to create lasting change in their lives.

VisionFund serves low income clients living in vulnerable and rural communities by offering financial and livelihood solutions, delivered through our Network, World Vision and partners; empowering families to create income and jobs; and unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. The products and services offered fall into five broad categories: microloans, savings programmes, microinsurance, training and education. Benefits include sustainable livelihoods, increased economic well-being, improved community well-being, decreased dependence on outside aid and restoration of hope and dignity. 

Together with World Vision, we are focused on ending extreme poverty by 2030.