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Gertrudis Patricia
Gertrudis is a native of León. She is 40 years old and the mother of four children (ages 18, 16, 12, and 4). Gertrudis is a merchant who sells tortillas and beans. She started this business when she was 35 since she had many options to work and four children to support. Gertrudis does not have a degree and only completed school through the sixth grade because her parents could not pay for her studies.


As a result of her family’s needs, Gertrudis began preparing tortillas and beans to sell. She previously worked as a housekeeper, but she was not able to continue because of her financial situation. Gertrudis gradually strives to earn a living and provide for the daily needs of her children. Her oldest daughter helps her with preparing tortillas when she comes home from school.


The loan she is requesting will be used to buy supplies for her work, such as corn and firewood. With this investment, she will be able to acquire more of the materials she uses in her work so that she can increase production. This will help improve her sales and generate more income. Her next goal is to make needed improvements to the infrastructure of her business.

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Gertrudis, es originaria de León ,tiene 40 años de edad , es madre de 4 hijos de 18,16,12 y 4 años de edad , ella es comerciante , se dedica a vender tortilla y frijoles .Ella inicio a los 35 años de edad pues con contaba con muchas opciones de trabajo y tenia 4 hijos a quienes mantener ,ya que no aprendió ninguna carrera solo llego hasta sexto grado de primaria pues sus padres no tenían como pagar sus estudios. En vista de la necesidad que había fue que se puso a hacer tortilla y coser frijoles para vender antes trabajaba como domestica pero ya después no siguió por la situación económica, así ha venido luchando poco a poco por ganarse la vida y llevar el alimento diario a sus hijos. Su hija mayor después de la escuela la ayuda a elaborar tortillas.
Ella solicito el préstamo para comprar materia prima para trabajar como maíz y leña. Con esta inversión podrá adquirir mas material de trabajo para producir mas, aumentar sus ventas y mejorar sus ingresos. Tiene como meta próxima hacerles mejoras de infraestructura a su negocio pues realmente las necesita.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 92
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  • $24,741,875
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Gertrudis Patricia to purchase corn and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 19, 2011
Listed
May 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2012