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Total loan: $1,450


Puente Vela, Departamento de La Paz, Bolivia / Food

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A loan helped to buy a curer and a meat grinder.

Lidia's story

Lidia is a 40 year old woman. She is married and has two children with her husband. They live together in their own home in the city of El Alto inside of the Murillo province located in the department of La Paz in Bolivia.

Lidia is a woman who is responsible with her familial obligations and very hardworking. She has been selling chicken for three years. She works from Tuesday until Sunday from 8am until 8pm. She sells her products out of her own home since she has a space where she stores all of the meat.

This is the first time that Lidia requested a loan with the goal of buying a curer and a meat grinder.

Her life goal is to be able to be very financially stable and to be able to provide for a better quality of life.