Total loan: $5,000

Maria Elena

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Tarija, Tarija Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to start up her beauty salon in her neighborhood.

Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is 40 years old and single. She has been a merchant for more than six years. She still lives with her parents who need her moral and financial support. Maria studied up to high school but was unable to continue because of the financial difficulties her parents were experiencing at that time. This is why she stays with them and continues to support them.

Currently, Maria sells grains such as quinoa, rice, and lentils. She goes to the various city markets and it is thanks to this income that she is able to support her family.

Maria Elena has taken technical courses in Overall Beauty given by the Instituto "Santa Rita" and approved by the Vice Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Her greatest dream is to start up her beauty salon in her neighborhood and to put her education into practice, as well as increasing her income while engaging in this occupation.