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Martha Beatriz
41-year-old Martha lives in the city of León. She has three children. Her business is running a car wash. She started this business 15 years ago owing to a lack of financial resources. Her children would help her to wash cars after class or during vacations. She also used to sell clothes as an itinerant vendor in order to make extra income for her household. Her husband works in haulage. However, one day the couple decided to take a chance and set up a car wash business of their own. Now this is a business which enables Martha to survive. Her children support her in their spare time.

Martha requested this loan to have some maintenance work carried out on her machines, power washers and vacuum cleaners, and to buy work supplies such as liquid soap and polish for making the cars shine, scented sprays, brushes and towels. She will be able to better maintain her machines, buy the supplies she needs and provide a better service to her customers. One of her goals is to equip her business, buy new vacuum cleaners and power washers and gradually modernize her premises.
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Martha, de 41 años de edad, habita en la ciudad de León, tiene 3 hijos, ella es comerciante se dedica a atender un auto lavado (Car Wash). Empezó con este negocio hace 15 años debito a la falta de recursos económicos sus hijos le ayudaban a ella a lavar carros después de clases o en época de vacaciones además ella vendía ropa de manera ambulante para conseguir ingresos extras para su hogar , su esposo trabaja en acarreo. Pero un día decidieron aventurarse a poner un negocio de servicios de auto lavado propio ahora es un negocio del cual ella sobrevive, sus hijos la apoyan en sus ratos libres.
Ella realizo el préstamo para dar mantenimiento a las maquinas o bombas de presión, aspiradoras y comprar material de trabajo tales como jabón liquido, pasta para darle brillo a los carros, aromatizantes, cepillos, toallas. Podrá darle un mejor mantenimiento a sus maquinas compra material que necesita y brindar un mejor servicio a sus clientes. Una de sus metas en acondicionar el lugar, comprar aspiradoras y bombas de presión nuevas, ir poco a poco modernizando su local.

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

A loan of $600 helped Martha Beatriz to have maintenance work carried out on her machines, power washers and vacuum cleaners, and to buy work supplies such as liquid soap and polish, scented sprays, brushes and towels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012