Mrs. Antonia has lived in Santa Cruz for more than a year. Before this she lived in La Paz. She had to move to Santa Cruz for her health. She sells prepared food in her rented house in the Villa Iro de Mayo zone. She is a responsible person and works at this business each day. She gets up early in order to buy meat and vegetables for her prepared food. Each day she serves her meals to her customers. She is requesting a loan in order to buy wholesale priced groceries. By purchasing food in this manner, she will not have to go to the market each day. She would also like to buy a freezer for the meat. Her oldest son came with her from La Paz and has his business with her so that they can be together. She dreams of growing her capital in order to obtain a larger workplace as she wants to buy a small house so that she doesn’t have to pay rent and can have her own house.
La Sra. Antonia vive en Santa Cruz hace más de un año, ella antes vivía en el departamento de La Paz, por motivos de salud es que se vino a Santa Cruz, ella ahora se dedica a la venta de comida en la pensión que tiene en la casa que alquila por la zona Villa 1ro de mayo, ella se caracteriza por ser una persona responsable ya que todos los días esta atendiendo su pensión, para eso se levanta muy temprano todos los días para comprar carne y verduras para la comida y así atender a los clientes que día a día asisten a su pensión, por le momento ella necesita del crédito para poder comprar los abarrotes al por mayor y así no tener que ir todos los días al mercado y comprar un frízer para conservar la carne. Su hijo mayor se vino con ella de La Paz para acompañarla y también poner su negocio junto al de ella para estar juntos, la Señora Laura tiene como sueño aumentar su capital para poder convertir su pensión en lugar más grande ya que quiere comprarse su casita para así no vivir en alquiler y tener su casa propia.
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