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Victoria
Victoria is 60, and a friendly, enterprising woman. She lives in her own home. Her children are now independent and live in other places. Victoria's work is designing, making and selling clothing for ladies, men and children.

She does this work at a shop inside her own home, and has been doing this for 40 years. She says that she started in this business because of the need to obtain employment, and as she had studied industrial dressmaking, she decided to set up her business. She carries on her livelihood together with a few friends with whom she has formed a partnership.

She considers it profitable, because the companies request her services for making employee uniforms. She also sells her merchandise to friends, family members and neighbors. Before she started this business, her husband took care of the household expenses, but he left her, so she decided to move forward and and put into practice what she had studied.

She hopes to keep her business going, because it provides good earnings and she can pay her household expenses. Therefore, this will be her first loan with the MFP institution. She feels very grateful to the institution for giving her the chance to belong to a group where they support one another. This motivates her to continue being on time with her installment payments.

With the amount applied for of 800 soles, she will buy material such as fabric, lace, elastic and thread, so that she can continue making clothing and finish the number of orders placed with her for the coming month.
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Victoria, de 60 años, es una mujer cordial y emprendedora. Vive en su casa propia. Sus hijos ya son independientes y viven en otros lugares. El trabajo de Victoria consiste en diseño, confección y venta de ropas para damas, caballeros y niños. Realiza esta actividad en un local en el interior de su vivienda propia. Lleva 40 años en esta actividad. Comenta que se inicio en esta actividad por la necesidad de conseguir un empleo y como había estudiado confecciones industriales, decidió poner su negocio. Realiza esta actividad económica junto a unas amigas con quienes ha formado una sociedad. Considera rentable porque las empresas solicitan sus servicios para que haga los uniformes de sus obreros, también vende sus mercadería a sus amigos, familiares y vecinos. Antes de iniciar este negocio su esposo se hacia cargo de los gastos de su hogar, pero la abandono entonces ella decidió seguir adelante y ejercer lo que había estudiado. Espera seguir manteniendo su negocio porque le brinda buenas ganancias económicas y puede solventar los gastos de su hogar. Por tanto éste será su préstamo número 1 con la institución MFP, se siente muy agradecida con la institución por darle la oportunidad de pertenecer aun grupo donde se apoyan mutuamente. Esto le motiva seguir siendo puntual en sus cuotas a pagar.
Con el monto solicitado 800 soles comprará materiales como telas, blondas, elásticos, hilos para seguir confeccionando y completar el numero de pedidos que le hicieron para el mes próximo.

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