Luisa lives in the area of Alto San Antonio which is located twenty minutes from the center of the city. Her husband's name is Constantino and they have three children together. One of their children is an adult and the other two are school aged. Luisa is very hard working and makes a living selling beer at wholesale. For big festivals and parties she sometimes sells up to 500 boxes. Her husband is working as a miner for a mining company that is in the city of Potosí.
Luisa has taken out other loans in the past three years and during this time has proven that she is a punctual lender. Until now she has only taken out group loans, as a part of her group "Claveles" [Carnations]. Now she is requesting an individual loan to be able to buy a home outright in the same area where she is currently living. She has been living in a house owned by her uncle, who lives in the country. She hopes to be able to finish gathering enough money to be able to buy her own home.
La señora Luisa vive en la zona de Alto San Antonio que esta ubicado a veinte minutos del centro de la cuidad, ella esta casada con el Sr. Constantino y tienen tres hijos de los cuales uno ya es mayor de edad y los menores se encuentran en edad escolar, la Sra. Luisa es muy trabajadora y se dedica a la venta de cerveza por mayor, ella llega a vender hasta 500 cajas en fiestas grandes como ser las fiestas de carnavales y gran poder. Su esposo esta trabajando como minero en una empresa minera de la ciudad de Potosí, ella trabaja con prestamos de emprender desde hace tres años y en todo el tiempo ha demostrado ser una cliente puntual, pero solamente trabajó hasta ahora con créditos mancomunados en su grupo "claveles", y ahora solicita un préstamo individual para realizar el pago de adelanto de la compra de una casa propia en la misma zona ya que hasta ahora esta viviendo en casa de su tío que vive en el campo. Ella anhela poder terminar de reunir el suficiente dinero y comprar su casita propia.
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