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Marina
Marina is a 46-year-old admirable woman. She raised 3 children on her own, and currently lives with two of then, Jesús and Carmen, in the house in which she was able to buy 14 years ago as a product of her work. She started working since she was very young, to provide for her children. It was then when she started to build her own path. Her main talent is cooking, thus she decided to take advantage of this and opened up a restaurant.

She slowly started getting together what she needed to start her business. At the beginning it was very hard, but now she has an industrial kitchen in a fully equipped premise. This was a product of her effort and dedication. She has a lot of customers, since the zone in which her restaurant is located is a commercial area with a lot of activity. This is true specially on the weekends, as there is a fair which takes place. She wants to improve the dishes that she offers in order to get more clients and profits.

She is part of the communal bank “IDME”, and from which she has been able to get 26 loans throughout the years to improve her business by managing the money in a wise way. She promises to keep paying her dues. Marina is glad to be able part of this organization, where the members are solidary, “like a family”, she affirms.

Marina will invest the money in the purchase of a sack of rice and a sack of sugar, to be used to prepare her food.
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Marina, de 46 años, es una mujer admirable. Cuidó sola a los 3 hijos que tubo, de los cuales solo vive con 2 de ellos: Jesús y Carmen, a los que cuida en la casa que adquirió, gracias a su trabajo, hace 14 años. Cuando muy joven comenzó a trabajar en diferentes actividades, pues tenía que sacar adelante a sus hijos. Fue entonces que comenzó a forjar su camino, su principal cualidad es la cocina; por ello pensó en aprovechar su talento y abrir un restaurante. Poco a poco, compró lo necesario para encaminar su negocio. Al principio fue difícil, pero ahora cuenta con una cocina industrial y un local equipado, todo ello gracias a su esfuerzo y dedicación. Tiene gran clientela, pues la zona donde se encuentra es comercial y hay afluencia de personas, sobre todo los fines de semana; en la feria que se realiza. Ahora ella espera mejorar los platos que sirve, para tener mayor clientela y mejores ganancias. Ella pertenece al banco comunal “IDME” y este el crédito número 26 con MFP, en todo estos años, pudo mejorar su negocio, pues aprovechó el dinero con mucha inteligencia. Por otro lado promete una vez más cumplir con el pago de sus cuotas. Además le agrada ser parte de su asociación, donde los integrantes son solidarios, “como una familia”, afirma. Marina, invertirá el dinero en la compra de un saco de arroz y un saco de azúcar, para poder preparar sus alimentos.

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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Marina to purchase of a sack of rice and a sack of sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2012
Listed
Dec 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 17, 2013