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Maria Ancelma
María is 59 years of age, married, and mother to nine children. She works in retail, selling tamales, corn cobs and maize pancakes, and has done so for the past 20 years. She did not go to school, but she did learn how to read and write.

María is originally from La Concordia in the Jinotega area, to the north of Estelí, and she used to run a grocery store. However, she decided to start up her own business, and began selling corn cobs, sweet tamales and “güirilas” (pancakes made using sweet maize). This business helps her to provide food for her children. María works on the street and leaves home early each day, working on the nearby streets where she sells her corn-based products.

María has requested this loan to buy corn cobs, firewood, and sugar, which are some of the raw materials she needs to make the products she sells. One of her plans for the future is to have a small corn cob sale business in the city center, and right now she is working hard to pay for her youngest son’s studies.
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María, de 59 años de edad, casada, madre de 9 hijos , de oficio comerciante se dedica a la venta de tamales, elotes y güirilas lleva 20 años con esta actividad. Ella no fue a la escuela pero si fue alfabetizada aprendió a leer y a escribir. Es originaria de la Concordia municipio de Jinotega al norte de Estelí antes se dedica a vender en una pulpería pero después decidió emprender su propio negocio. Comenzó a vender elotes , tamales dulces y güirilas (tortillas hechas a base de maíz dulce) . Este negocio le ayuda a llevarles el alimento a sus hijos.
Ella vende de manera ambulante sale todos los días desde temprana horas a recorrer las calles y comarcas cercanas para ofrecer sus productos hechos a base de maíz.
Ella solicita el crédito para comprar elotes , leña y azúcar que son parte de la materia prima que utiliza para vender sus productos . Uno de sus planes futuros es poner un pequeño negocio de venta de elotes en el centro de la ciudad , por lo pronto esta trabajando fuerte para pagarle los estudios a su hijo menor.

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  • $3,636
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maria Ancelma to buy corn cobs, firewood and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 28, 2012
Listed
Sep 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 18, 2013