Laura is 34 years old, married, and has 2 children aged 9 and 6 who study in a school in the community. Her husband is an industrial mechanic. They do not have their own house, so they live with her father and share the household expenses with him.
Laura has worked as a domestic since she was very young. She works all day from Monday through Saturday. At her house, she also raises guinea pigs, chickens and ducks that she sells in her community.
This is her second loan with her communal bank, and she will invest the proceeds in construction materials for her house, such as: cement, bricks, sand, gravel, steel, etc.
Her goal is to finish the construction of her house.
La Señora Laura tiene 34 años, es casada y tiene 2 niñas de 9 y 6 años de edad que estudian en una escuelita de la comunidad. Su esposo es de profesión mecánico industrial, no tiene casa propia por lo que vive en casa de su papá con quien comparte los gastos del hogar.
Doña Laura trabaja como empleada domestica desde muy joven, labora de lunes a sábados todo el día. En su casa se dedica a la cría de cuyes, pollos y patos a los que los vende en su propia comunidad.
Se encuentra en su segundo crédito que realiza en el banco comunal y lo va a invertir en la compra de materiales para la construcción de su casa como: cemento, ladrillos, arena, ripio, hierro, etc.
Su meta es terminar de construir su casa.
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