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Marcela
Marcela, age 65, is a very hard-working woman. She lives in her own house with her three children.

Her occupation is making furniture. She devotes herself to sanding and assembling the furniture. Her son cuts the wood according to the measurements. Her workshop is inside of her house. They work laboriously in a confined area making different models. Thanks to her determination her neighbors appreciate her work.

Before her husband died they worked in the carpenter’s shop together. Now it is her son who has taken the baton. Together they get the business ahead. She has been in the business for 32 years. What she likes the best about her work is sanding the wood. She does realize that it is difficult to stay in the market.

Her greatest wish is to buy different sophisticated tools to make their furniture in less time.

This is her 11th loan with MFP. She knows that the loan will be very beneficial in order to increase her working capital. She pledges to make her payments. In her group she is a very happy and responsible member. She will use the requested loan to buy wholesale wood. She will do this in order to be able to speed up the process and give good finishings to her furniture.
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Marcela, de 65 años, es una madre de familia muy trabajadora, vive en su casa propia en compañía de sus 3 hijos. Su oficio es la fabricación de muebles, es entonces que se dedica a lijar y armar los muebles, mientras que su hijo corta la madera de acuerdo a las medidas. Su taller está ubicado en el interior de su casa, es un ambiente bastante reducido, donde laboriosamente fabrican diversos modelos, y que gracias a su empeño ha logrado que sus vecinos reconozcan su trabajo. Antes que falleciera su esposo, trabajaban juntos en la carpintería, ahora tomó la batuta su hijo, y juntos sacan adelante su negocio. Han transcurrido 32 años y lo que más le gusta de su trabajo, es lijar la madera, sin embargo reconoce que es difícil mantenerse en el mercado. Su mayor anhelo es comprar diversas herramientas sofisticadas, para fabricar sus muebles en menor tiempo. Este es su onceavo crédito con MFP, y sabe que el crédito le será muy beneficioso para aumentar su capital de trabajo, por ello se compromete a pagar sus cuotas, en su grupo es una socia muy alegre y responsable. Con el crédito solicitado, comprará madera al por mayor, para que pueda agilizar y brindar un buen acabado a su muebles.

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