Emma is 18 years old. She lives in Colomi. She is a single mother and has a small son. She has income from the sale of fruits that she obtains from the growers in Villa Tunari. With 1 year of experience in commerce, she has a sales stand where she works on market days. She currently needs a loan for capital to expand her fruit business so she can increase her income to provide for her son and pay for his studies.
La Señora Emma de 18 años de edad vive en Colomi, es madre soltera y tiene un hijo pequeño. Percibe ingresos por la venta de fruta que adquiere de los productores de Villa Tunari. Con experiencia de 1 año en el comercio, tiene un puesto de venta en el cual trabaja los días de feria. Actualmente requiere un crédito como capital para ampliar su comercio de fruta y de esta forma incrementar sus ingresos para mantener a su hijo y pagar sus estudios.
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