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Mercedes Del Carmen
Mercedes is a 38 year old mother of four school-age children. They live in the city of Esteli where she has worked preparing food for four years. She had previously worked as a cleaning lady, but she decided to start her own business so she could earn more. Having her own business has allowed her to help cover household expenses, become more independent from her husband, and help her children with their homework.

She is applying for a loan to purchase oil, rice, sugar, beans, meat, and plantains which are the ingredients she uses to prepare her food. This loan will allow her to buy more supplies and offer more variety to her customers. One of her goals is to own her own restaurant, so she wouldn't have to pay rent. She also hopes to buy cooking utensils, chairs, and tables.
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Doña mercedes, de 38 años de edad, tiene 4 hijos los cuales se encuentran estudiando para poder salir adelante, mientras ella se dedica a la venta de comida desde hace 4 años, habita en la ciudad de Estelí. Anteriormente trabajo como conserje de limpieza en una empresa pero decidió poner su propio negocio donde pudiera ganar un poco mejor. Además le ha permitido aportar con las gastos del hogar, independizarse de su esposo y ayudar a sus hijos con los estudios .
Ella solicita el préstamo para compra de aceite, arroz, azúcar, frijoles, carne, plátanos, pues son ingredientes que utiliza para preparar su comida. Este crédito le permitirá comprar mas materia prima para trabajar y ofrecer variedad de comida a su clientela. Uno de sus propósitos es tener un bufet de comida en un local propio y así dejar de alquilar para ahorrarse costos, también comprar utensilios de cocina, sillas, mesas.


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    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mercedes Del Carmen purchase oil, rice, beans, meat, and plantains.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 6, 2012
Listed
Mar 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 16, 2012