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José Eusebio
José is 62 years old and lives in the town of San Agustin Mextepec. He is married and lives in his own home. José's wife is a housewife and also raises animals such as lambs, pigs and chickens to make a little bit of extra money. There are 6 people in José's family: himself, his wife and four children (2 sons and 2 daughters). None of his children are dependent on him any longer, however, as they are all married and have their own children.

José is in the building trade but this does not provide daily work so he also works selling household products. Every weekend, José goes out to sell his products in the town market, the busiest market day being Sunday. On Sundays he goes out very early in the morning, sets up his stall and sells yarn, thread, needles, scouring pads, cotton buds and personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, sponges, etc.

José already has 40 years of experience in this business. His does not find his business difficult and is used to the work. He knows what it means to be a salesman and doesn't worry too much. He comments that there are good days and bad days in every business but every business is blessed and grumbling doesn't make things go any better.

José re-invests the profits that he makes in his business, buying new products. One of his children helps him choose what to buy. He chooses new products that he sees will sell easily. He also gives some money to his wife but not a lot since his wife also makes income from her animals.

José and his wife support each other in covering their expenses and each of them manages to get ahead in their business. They are slowly building up savings so that they have money available in case of emergency or in case one of them should fall ill.
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Don José tiene 62 años de edad y vive en la localidad de San Agustin Mextepec, es casado, vive en casa propia, la esposa de don José es ama de casa y cria animales como borregos, puercos y pollos para sacar un poco de dinero extra, en total de la familia de don José son 6 integrantes, 4 hijos, 2 hombres y dos mujeres su esposa y el, ya ninguno de sus hijos depende de el, los 4 ya estan casados y tienen a sus hijos.

Don José tiene un oficio que es la albañileria pero no es un trabajo diario, mas bien es por unos dias, tambien se dedica a la merceria, don José los fines de semana sale a vender al mercado de su municipio, el dia mas grande de tianguis es el dia domingo, ese dia sale a vender desde muy temprano, acomoda un puesto y vende estambres, hilos, agujas, estropajos, cotonetes, algo de aseo personal como cepillos dentales, pasta para dientes, zacates etc.

En este negocio ya tiene 40 años de experiencia, a don José no se le hace dificil su actividad, esta acostumbrado al trabajo, tambíen sabe lo que significa ser un comerciante por eso no se preocupa demasiado, comenta que en un negocio hay dias buenos y hay dias malos pero todo negocio es bendecido y no hay que quejarse para que le vaya bien.

Como don José ya no mantiene lo que saca de ganancias es para poderlas invertir, comprar nuevas, uno de sus hijos le ayuda a escoger las compras, escoge cosas nuvas que ve que se puedan vender facilmente y no se queden, tambíen si le da algo de dinero a su esposa pero no es mucho ya que su esposa tambíen obtiene ganancias de sus animales.

Entre su esposa y don José se apoyan en los gastos y salen adelante en el negocio de cada uno, tienen un ahorro que van guardando poco a poco para gastarlo en una emergencía o por si uno se llegase a enfermar.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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  • $17,541,600
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped José Eusebio to buy merchandise (thread, yarn, needles, scourers and cotton buds).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2011
Listed
Jan 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 19, 2011