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Total loan: $2,050

Mabel Evelin

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Education

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A loan helped To buy study materials and instruments for dental prostheses.

Mabel Evelin's story

Mabel, 26, is single and has no children. She finished her secondary education but was unable to continue her studies for economic reasons. She began selling gift and bazaar items and now has a stall where she sells high turnover novelty items. The business turned into a family activity where her four siblings also work, buying and transporting merchandise. Sometimes they also handle direct sales of products. Mabel was always a good student and never gave up on her dream to continue her education. "This sales business is a family achievement and thanks to it I will be able to start going after my dream." A few years ago Mabel set out in search of her dream and decided on a technical career to improve her quality of life. Now she has new needs such as the purchase of study materials and instruments for dental prostheses. She believes she can open a dental consultancy but first she must finish her education and continue with her goals. Therefore Mabel is requesting a loan to buy study materials and instruments for dental prostheses.