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Miriam is 39 years old. She lives in the zone of Sexta Parte, a region of Vinto, which is a province of Quillacollo to the west of the city Cochabamba. She is married to Alberto Vásquez and they have three small children that still depend on them economically. Miriam works in milk and fresh cheese production. Every day, Miriam and Alberto work from very early milking the cows and in the afternoon Mirian makes the fresh cheeses to be able to deliver them to a person that sells them in a market in the region of Vinto. Alberto works in a potato seed production company in the town of Morochata.

The loan they are requesting will be used to buy soy for their livestock, and through this have good production. Miriam is a very responsible and hard-working person, and because of this they will have a larger income and will be able to give a better eduction to their children, since Miriam and Alberto didn't finish school.
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La Señora Miriam tiene 39 años de edad, vive en la zona de Sexta Parte, un cantón de Vinto, que es una provincia de Quillacollo al oeste de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Está casada con el Señor Alberto Vásquez con quien tiene tres hijos pequeños que aún dependen económicamente de ellos.
Miriam se dedica la producción de leche y a la elaboración de quesillos. Todos los días Miriam y Alberto trabajan desde muy temprano en el ordeño de la leche y por la tarde Miriam realiza los quesillos para poder entregar a una persona que vende en el mercado de la zona de Vinto. Alberto trabaja en la empresa de semillas para la producción de papa en la localidad de Morochata.
El crédito que solicita es para la compra de soya para su ganado y de esa manera tener una buena producción, Miriam es una persona muy responsable y trabajadora, de esa manera tendrán mayor ingreso y podrán dar una mejor educación a sus hijos ya que ellos no terminaron el colegio.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Miriam to buy soy for livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012