Total loan: $725

Maxima Marina

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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to purchase new furniture designs and with the profits, pay her three children's expenses.

Maxima Marina's story

Máxima is a 37-year-old woman, a widow and mother of three children, ages 15, 12 and 6, and her business is making and selling wood furniture. She is enterprising and a good mother, self-sacrificing, determined, strong, responsible and very hard-working. She runs her business in the 16 de Julio zone, a place characterized by its abundant businesses of all types. Máxima is tanned, of medium height, braided black hair, dresses fashionably, and her native language is Aymara, which she now rarely uses due to the business she runs. Her work is furniture making, she has machinery such as a circular saw, a planer, a combination machine, a jointer, band saw, etc. Her entry into this business was selling pillows, little by little one thing led to another and together with her husband, they began the furniture business. She has worked in this field for five years and, thanks to this work, her three children can go to school and eat normally. she dreams of having her own house to live in with her children, and things of expanding her business, purchasing new cot and furniture designs. For these reasons, Máxima asks for a loan to purchase new furniture designs and with the profits, pay for her children's expenses.