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Benedicto
Benedicto is 49 years old and lives in a village in Kuluyo, in the province of Sacaba, city of Cochabamba. He is married to Martina and they have five children, all of whom are financially dependent on him and his wife.

Benedicto is a farmer. He has lupine, potato and bean fields. He lives very far from the city, even from the province. He and his wife are a hard working couple. They weren't able to receive an education. He only went to primary school and his wife can't write. Martina had to start working from a very young age because her father abandoned her, her siblings and their mother. Since she was the eldest she had to work alongside her mother to support the family. Martina's mother still lives with her. She is very elderly but Benedicto and Martina are grateful that she is still with them, because when they are at work she helps with the children's education. Marina's mother looks after the children because Martina has to milk the cows and make cheese, which she sells in the village to obtain some extra income, and Benedicto works the land to sow his crops.

Benedicto is a hard working and responsible man. He works hard to get ahead. He is requesting a loan to buy seeds and poultry manure in order to increase his income. This will help him support his children until they finish school. The children study in the local village school. All neighbours pay the teacher so she can come and teach the children. Martina and Benedicto want a better future for their children and that's the reason why they work so hard.
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El señor Benedicto A. O. tiene 49 años de edad, vive en Kuluyo un pueblito de la provincia Sacaba de la ciudad de Cochabamba y está casado con la señora Martina con quien tiene cinco hijos los cuales dependen económicamente de él y su esposa.

Benedicto es agropecuario el tiene cultivos de tarwi y también de papa, haba el lugar donde él vive esta muy alejado de la ciudad, hasta de la propia provincia, él y su esposa son una pareja muy trabajadora ya que ellos no tuvieron una educación el solo curso la primaria y su esposa no sabe escribir, esto a razón que la señora Martina tuvo desde muy niña ponerse a trabajar porque su padre las abandono a ella a sus hermanos y su madre, por ser ella la mayor tuvo que sacar a delante a los demás y trabajar junto con su madre que aun vive con ella es una persona de una edad muy avanzada pero Benedicto y Martina dan gracias que la señora siga con ellos y sus hijos porque ella ayuda con la educación de sus hijos cuando Benedicto y Martina trabajan ella es la que siempre está pendiente de sus nietos, porque Martina tiene que ordeñar a las vacas y elaborar quesillos para poder comercializarlos en el pueblito y de esa manera tienen un ingreso mas, mientras Benedicto está preparando la tierra para sembrar su productos.

Benedicto es un hombre trabajador y responsable el trabaja mucho para salir adelante ahora el solicita el crédito para comprar semillas y abono gallinazo para poder tener más ingresos y de esa manera poder ayudar a sus hijos que terminen el colegio, sus niños estudian en el colegio del pueblo ya que entre todos los comentarios pagan a la maestra para que venga y enseñe a los niños, Martina y Benedicto quieren un futuro mejor para sus hijos por esa razón trabajan mucho.


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  • $2,817
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Benedicto to buy farming products such as seeds and manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 18, 2011
Listed
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 19, 2013