Two weeks ago I was honored to announce that my fundraising campaign was successfully completed. Since that day I have been working to start working in my bakery as soon as possible. I have been able to meet some goals, while others have been a bit more difficult due to the fuel shortage across the country.
To begin with, I have been able to buy the oven and a gas cylinder (empty). The acquisition of the furnace did not have much setback other than the transfer, due to the shortage of fuel, there are very few people doing this service and they charge it dearly, however, I managed to negotiate a good price to move the furnace to my house. In the case of the gas cylinder, it is much more complicated at this time, the already high prices have risen more due to the same situation and many people take advantage to charge a high price. I still need to recharge the cylinder to start the oven, but recharging the cylinder at this time would cause me losses in the future. I have faith that I will be able to find a good price soon.
To supply me, my main supplier is undergoing remodeling and is not delivering home delivery at the moment. I already have several alternatives to not depend on a single provider.
I have been working on the products that I will be offering and on a small accounting system to have a better view of the accounts as soon as I make the first sale. Finally, I have asked a friend to renew the image for this new stage and she has done a wonderful job.
The queues are everyday due to the lack of fuel, very few public transport units are working.
Despite restrictions and increases in COVID-19 cases, people go out to the streets to stock up on food and to work, without much care. Just a mask and alcohol for your hands.
Row of cars to refuel in different parts of the city. The wait may take more than a week. People take turns not leaving the line or helping each other if they don't have any fuel in their cars.
The last thing I will lose is the hope that all these problems will end and Venezuela will definitely become a prosperous nation free from oppression. From here we will continue fighting to get ahead together with our families and friends. Thank you very much to everyone who has always supported me!