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Maria Ofelia
Maria resides in San Miguel, is 35 years old, and sells 'pupusas' (a popular Salvadoran snack) and tortillas. She lives with her husband and a son, aged 11. Her work is to make tortillas. She has a person who helps her to prepare them. Maria labors from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm making tortillas, then from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, she sells 'pupusas'.

At present, she needs to buy corn in an abundant quantity. Due to the current high market price, she wants to buy corn and store it in her home. Due to the current situation, Maria is requesting a loan to cover the cost of purchasing a good quantity of corn for storage.

Her ambition is to administer 2 businesses selling 'pupusas', providing work for 2 women, who like her, struggle every day to provide daily sustenance in their homes.
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María, reside en San Miguel, tiene 35 años de edad, se dedica a la venta de pupusas y tortillas, ella está viviendo con su esposo y un hijo de 11 años de edad, su trabajo es elaborar tortillas, tiene una persona que le ayuda a prepararlas, trabaja de 10:00am a 2:00pm, también vende pupusas estas las prepara de 5:00pm a 8:00pm.
Por el momento necesita comprar maíz en cantidad abundante, pues debido al alto costo que tiene en el mercado, ella quiere comprar y almacenarlo en su vivienda, por esta situación solicita un préstamo que cubra este gasto y que le ayude a tener en su casa una buena cantidad de maíz.
Su aspiración es administrar dos negocios de pupusas, dar trabajo a más mujeres, que como ella, se esfuerzan cada día por llevar el sustento diario a sus hogares.

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

A loan of $400 helped Maria Ofelia to buy corn for making tortillas and 'pupusas'.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2011
Listed
Apr 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011