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Besides Maribel being a young and happy lady, she's a very busy woman as well. In the morning she has taken care of a child for the past 6 years. During the afternoons, she sells fried treats and the typical plates of her country from the door of her house.

She is often hired to cook at parties and festivals. At the festivals sometimes she also sells chicken. She also works by cleaning houses and businesses.

Thanks to her work, she has been able to send her two children to school and to provide for their needs. One of her children is 11 and the other is only 4 years old. Maribel's husband helps her with the costs of their home by working as a taxi driver.

In the future she would like to open a clothing store or a grocery store.

(Translated by Jian and Elliot of San Roque High School)

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Maribel además de ser una señora joven y alegre también es muy trabajadora. Por las mañanas cuida de un niño desde hace seis años. Mientras que por las tardes sale a vender diariamente frituras y platos típicos de su país en la puerta de su casa.

Eventualmente, la contratan como cocinera en distintas fiestas. En estas fiestas algunas veces ella también vende pollos al por mayor con la idea de ofrecer un servicio más completo. También la contratan par a la limpieza de casas y locales.

Gracias a su trabajo ella puede educar y alimentar a sus dos hijos, uno de once años y la segunda de solo cuatro años. Su esposo la ayuda con los gastos trabajando como taxista.

En un futuro le gustaría poder abrir una tienda de abarrotes o ropa.

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EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maribel to purchase ingredients in bulk, including chickens to roast.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2009
Feb 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009