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Maria Del Carmen
Maria del Carmen C. Albino is from a place called San José Purua, which is located in the state of Michoacán. It's a beautiful place known for its hot springs and sulfur baths. Carmen, as she is known is her area, is 67 years old.

She says that her parents only gave her a third grade education. At that time parents said, “An education is not for women, it is a waste of time. Women have to learn how to do housework. They all marry and do not work. They have to look after their husbands and their children.” That is why her parents did not give her an education.

She is requesting a loan to invest in the grocery store that she has in her house. She has had the store for over 15 years. She devoted herself to this business activity in order to help her husband with the household expenses because they had a lot of children.

She will buy toothpaste, toilet paper, cream, shampoo, soap, sugar, eggs, milk, canned hot peppers, and instant soup, etc.

Carmen is a widow, and she had 12 children. They are all married, and only one of her daughters lives with her. She helps her financially and with the housecleaning.

Carmen’s goal is for her grocery business. She wants to remodel the place where she sells because is it very small, and there is not enough room for everything. Also, she wants to sell fresh vegetables because her neighbors sometimes ask for them.
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La señora Maria del Carmen C. Albino, es originaria de la localidad llamada San José Purua ubicado en el estado de Michoacán, conocido por las aguas termales. Doña Carmen como es conocida en su localidad tiene 67 años de edad, comenta que sus papás nada mas le dieron estudio hasta el tercer año de primaria ya que antes los papás decían: “las mujeres no les sirve el estudio ya que es una perdida de tiempo, las mujeres tienen que aprender las labores del hogar ya que todas se casan y no trabajaban, tienen que estar al pendiente del esposo y de los hijos” es por eso que a ella ya no le dieron estudio. Dice que esta pidiendo un crédito para invertir en una tienda de abarrotes que tiene en su casa, ella tiene con su tienda mas de 15 años y que se dedicó a esta actividad para ayudarle a su esposo con los gastos del hogar ya que tenían muchos hijos, ella comprará pasta dental, papel higiénico, crema, shampoo, jabón, azúcar, huevo, leche, chiles enlatados, sopas instantáneas etc. Doña Carmen es viuda ella tubo 12 hijos ya todos casados, comenta que nada mas una de sus hijas vive con ella y es la que le ayuda económicamente y con el aseo de su casa. La meta que tiene para su negocio de abarrotes es remodelar el local donde vende ya que es muy pequeño y ya no le caben las cosas, también quiere vender verdura fresca ya que sus vecinas a veces le piden.



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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maria Del Carmen invest in her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 9, 2010
Listed
Dec 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011