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Maura Maria
Maura, 48, is originally from the Ometepe Island but currently lives in the city of Managua. She’s married and the mother of three children; only the youngest one is still in her care. She provides sewing services in her community. She’s owned a small sewing workshop for the last 20 years. Her academic level is third grade.

Maura started her activity at the age of 28 when she got married since her mother-in-law was in the same business and she was part of Maura’s motivation because watching her mother-in-law’s work drew her attention and she decided to start learning sewing to help her mother-in-law out with her work. She gradually acquired experience and mastered sewing skills. Subsequently, she started to sell her products around the neighborhood and realized that the business was profitable so she decided to increase production to fill all the orders for each and every one of her customers and to produce good quality products.

Her mother-in-law helps her with the business and she sells her products in Masaya, Granada, Ometepe Island and Rivas although she’d like her products to be known in other departments like Matagalpa, Chinandega and San Carlos to acquire more customers. Her oldest son sends her stipends to help with household expenses.

She’s asking for the loan to buy fabric, buttons, needles, thread, lace, etc., all the merchandise that’s needed to make her outfits which she figures will be useful because she’ll be able to invest in her business inventory to be able to meet customer demand. Her future plan is to buy two sewing machines to expand production and please her customers. Her short-term goal is to do some home improvements in order to have better living conditions and to be able to get ahead with her family.
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Doña Maura de 48 años de edad, es originaria de la isla de Ometepe, actualmente vive en la ciudad de Managua, casada, madre de 3 hijos de los cuales solo el menor esta a su cargo, ella se dedica a brindar el servicio de costura en la comunidad, es dueña de un pequeño taller de costura desde hace 20 años, su nivel académico es hasta tercer grado de primaria. Maura inicio su actividad a los 28 años de edad cuando se caso ya que su suegra se dedica al mismo negocio la cual fue parte de la motivación de Maura pues al observar el trabajo que realizaba su suegra le fue llamando la atención, decide aprender a coser con el apoyo de su suegra, ella fue obteniendo experiencia y dominio en la costura, luego empieza a vender en los alrededores de la comunidad sus productos, vio que el negocio era rentable entonces decide aumentar su producción para poder cumplir con los pedidos de cada uno de sus clientes y poder entregar una producción de buena calidad.
En su negocio la apoya su suegra, sus productos los comercializa en Masaya, Granada, Isla de Ometepe y Rivas aunque a ella le gustaría dar a conocer sus productos en otros departamentos como Matagalpa, Chinandega Y San Carlos para mayor atracción de clientes. Su hijo mayor le envía remesas para que se ayude con los gastos del hogar. Solicita el préstamo para comprar tela, botones, agujas, hilo, encajes, etc, toda la materia prima necesaria para elaborar sus trajes, el cual estima será de ayuda ya que podrá invertir en el inventario de su negocio para poder satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes, sus planes futuros es comprarse dos maquinas de coser para poder ampliar su producción y complacer a sus clientes, sus meta próxima es hacerle mejora a su vivienda con el objetivo de tener mejores condiciones de vida y poder salir adelante con su familia.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maura Maria to buy sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 5, 2012
Listed
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Mar 15, 2013